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Nýdek is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°39′21″N 18°46′26″E / 49.65583°N 18.77389°E / 49.65583; 18.77389
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1430
 • Mayor Jan Konečný
 • Total 28.19 km2 (10.88 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,988
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code 739 96
Website http://www.nydek.cz/

About this sound Nýdek  (Polish: Nydek , German: Niedek) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,952 (2001 census), 26.6% of the population are the Poles.[1]

It lies on the slopes of the Silesian Beskids mountain range, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Hluchová River flows through the village.


The village was first mentioned in a written document in 1430 as Nidek.[2] Politically the village belonged then to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

After 1540s Protestant Reformation prevailed in the Duchy of Teschen and later local Lutherans built a wooden church here (it it was not built earlier by Catholics). It was taken from them (as one from around fifty buildings) in the region by a special commission and given back to the Roman Catholic Church on 21 March 1654.[3]


  1. ^ "2001 census data". Czech Statistical Office. 
  2. ^ Hosák et al. 1980, 151.
  3. ^ Broda, Jan (1992). "Materiały do dziejów Kościoła ewangelickiego w Księstwie Cieszyńskim i Państwie Pszczyńskim w XVI i XVII wieku". Z historii Kościoła ewangelickiego na Śląsku Cieszyńskim (in Polish). Katowice: Dom Wydawniczy i Księgarski „Didache“. pp. 259–260. ISBN 83-85572-00-7. 


  • Hosák, Ladislav; Rudolf Šrámek (1980). Místní jména na Moravě a ve Slezsku II, M-Ž. Praha: Academia. 

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Coordinates: 49°39′21″N 18°46′26″E / 49.65583°N 18.77389°E / 49.65583; 18.77389