Raškovice

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Raškovice
Village
Chapel of Virgin Mary
Chapel of Virgin Mary
Flag of Raškovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Raškovice
Coat of arms
Raškovice is located in Czech Republic
Raškovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°37′4″N 18°27′49″E / 49.61778°N 18.46361°E / 49.61778; 18.46361
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1584
Government
 • Mayor Ivo Fluksa
Area
 • Total 8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,777
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Postal code 739 04
Website http://www.raskovice.cz/

Raškovice (Polish: Raszkowice) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,777 (2006). It lies on the Morávka River, in the historical region of Těšín Silesia.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1584 as Rasskowicze in the document sealing the selling of Friedeck state country by Stanislaus Pavlovský von Pavlovitz, Bishop of Olomouc, to Bartholomew von Wrbno.[1][2] The Friedeck state country was split from the Duchy of Teschen in 1573 when the village must have already existed. Politically the Friedeck state country 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.

In December 2013, it was a place of massacre when a 31 year old school teacher invaded a house of one of his students (17), with whom he had allegedly been previously intimately involved and shot the student and her grandparents, using various legally owned firearms (with caliber .22, .38 and .45). The perpetrator had further 10 firearms at home and over 10.000 rounds of ammunition; he had passed psychological evaluation before getting gun license. As of January 2014, he was awaiting trial and facing up to life in prison.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2011). Śląsk Cieszyński w początkach czasów nowożytnych (1528-1653) [Cieszyn Silesia in the beginnings of Modern Era (1528-1653)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 167. ISBN 978-83-926929-5-9. 
  2. ^ Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. p. 136. ISSN 0208-6336. 
  3. ^ Šrubař, Martin. "Vrah dědečka a jeho vnučky je učitel. Dívka s ním údajně čekala dítě [The murderer of the grandfather and granddaughter is her teacher, she was supposedly pregnant with him]" (in Czech). denik.cz. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Šrubař, Martin. "Učitel střílel jako šílený, použil všechny tři pistole, které měl s sebou [The teacher was shooting like crazy, he used all three firearms he had with him]" (in Czech). denik.cz. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 


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Coordinates: 49°37′4″N 18°27′49″E / 49.61778°N 18.46361°E / 49.61778; 18.46361