Markvartovice

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Coordinates: 49°54′35″N 18°14′2″E / 49.90972°N 18.23389°E / 49.90972; 18.23389
Markvartovice
Village
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Opava
Commune Hlučín
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Coordinates 49°54′35″N 18°14′2″E / 49.90972°N 18.23389°E / 49.90972; 18.23389
Area 6.78 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Population 1,886 (2012)
Density 278 / km2 (720 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1377
Mayor Petr Pastrňák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 747 14
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Markvartovice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: web.telecom.cz/markvartovice

Markvartovice (German: Markersdorf) is a village in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. The area where it lies is called Hlučínsko and spreads from the Opava River to the border with Poland. It has 1,812 inhabitants (2006) and it is covering an area of 678 ha.

The first historic written note appeared in 1377 saying that the village was the property of the copse in the service of princes of Opava Hanuš and Mikuláš. During the following centuries the town was an important seat of Bzenec knights.

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the village had 455 inhabitants, 455 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 221 (48.6%) were German-speaking and 234 (51.4%) were Czech-speaking. Most populous religious group were Roman Catholics with 455 (100%).[1]

The most significant monument of the town is an early baroque chapel from the second half of the 17th century.

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