Kaňovice (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Saint Hedwig chapel
Saint Hedwig chapel
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Coat of arms of Kaňovice
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Kaňovice (Frýdek-Místek District) is located in Czech Republic
Kaňovice (Frýdek-Místek District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°44′55″N 18°23′45″E / 49.74861°N 18.39583°E / 49.74861; 18.39583
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
Established 1613
 • Mayor Nataša Korduliaková
 • Total 2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Elevation 306 m (1,004 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 226
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal code 739 36
Website http://www.obec-kanovice.cz/

Kaňovice (German: Kaniowitz, Polish: Kaniowice) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 226 (2006). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The village was established in 1613 of the initiative of Jan Bruntálský z Vrbna, the owner of the Friedek state country. It was mentioned in 1652 as Agrum Kaniowicz.[1] The Friedeck state country was split from the Duchy of Teschen in 1573, which was a part of the Kingdom of Bohemia, since 1526 a part of the Habsburg Monarchy. After World War I and fall of Austria-Hungary it became a part of Czechoslovakia. In March 1939 it became a part of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After World War II it was restored to Czechoslovakia.


  1. ^ Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. p. 85. ISSN 0208-6336. 

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Coordinates: 49°44′55″N 18°23′45″E / 49.74861°N 18.39583°E / 49.74861; 18.39583