Petrovice u Karviné

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Petrovice u Karviné
Piotrowice koło Karwiny
municipality
Church of Saint Martin
Church of Saint Martin
Flag of Petrovice u Karviné
Flag
Coat of arms of Petrovice u Karviné
Coat of arms
Petrovice u Karviné is located in Czech Republic
Petrovice u Karviné
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°53′46″N 18°32′38″E / 49.89611°N 18.54389°E / 49.89611; 18.54389
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Karviná
First mentioned 1305
Municipality parts
Government
 • Mayor Doc. Ing. Marian Lebiedzik, Ph.D.[1]
(Czech Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 20.47 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,350
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal code 735 72
Website http://www.petroviceuk.cz/

About this sound Petrovice u Karviné  (1920-1952: Petrovice)[2] (Polish: Piotrowice koło Karwiny , German: Petrowitz bei Freistadt) is a municipality in Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 5,350 (2011), which makes it the second largest municipality in the Czech Republic without an official town status. 13% of the population are the ethnic Poles, 1,2% are Slovaks and also 1,2% Silesians. Around 22,7% of the population is religious (mostly Roman-Catholic), which is about the double of the national average.[3] It lies on the border with Poland, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. The Petrůvka River flows through the municipality and enters the Olza River in Závada.

The municipality lies five kilometers north of the city centre of Karviná, next to the border with Poland. Formerly independent municipalities of Dolní Marklovice, Prstná and Závada are since 1952 administratively part of Petrovice.

The municipality is the site of the important railway border crossing to Zebrzydowice in Poland and it has also three road border crossings, as well as numerous tourist and bicycle routes border crossings.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in a written document as a seat of a Catholic parish in an incomplete register of Peter's Pence payment from 1335 as villa Petri[4] (sometimes the first mentioning is told to be in 1305 allegedly as Petri villa however such a village is not listed in Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis where it was supposed to be)[5] and as such the parish was one of the oldest in the region. It was again mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deaconry as Petirsdorff.[6]

Politically the village belonged initially 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 a local Catholic church was taken over by Lutherans. 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 14 April 1654.[7]

After the wary division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, the municipality became part of Czechoslovakia as Petrovice. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938, Petrovice and the whole Zaolzie region was annexed by Poland. The municipality was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Memorial of Czechoslovak pilots Bílka and Slatinský, whose plane was shot down over Petrovice in World War II in Závada
  • Saint Martin Church in Petrovice
  • Ascension of the Lord Church in Dolní Marklovice
  • Empire Chateau in Prstná
  • Motocross racetrack
  • BMX racetrack

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Mr Lebiedzik holds also the office of deputy Hetman of Moravian–Silesian Region)
  2. ^ Hosák et al. 1980, 238.
  3. ^ "2011 census data". Czech Statistical Office. 
  4. ^ Ptaśnik, Jan (1913). Monumenta Poloniae Vaticana T.1 Acta Camerae Apostolicae. Vol. 1, 1207-1344. Cracoviae: Sumpt. Academiae Litterarum Cracoviensis. p. 366. 
  5. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 312, 396. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  6. ^ "Registrum denarii sancti Petri in archidiaconatu Opoliensi sub anno domini MCCCCXLVII per dominum Nicolaum Wolff decretorum doctorem, archidiaconum Opoliensem, ex commisione reverendi in Christo patris ac domini Conradi episcopi Wratislaviensis, sedis apostolice collectoris, collecti". Zeitschrift des Vereins für Geschichte und Alterthum Schlesiens (in German) (Breslau: H. Markgraf) 27: 369–372. 1893. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ 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. 

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 49°53′46″N 18°32′38″E / 49.89611°N 18.54389°E / 49.89611; 18.54389