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Ropice is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°42′0″N 18°36′20″E / 49.70000°N 18.60556°E / 49.70000; 18.60556
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1305
 • Mayor Urszula Wania
 • Total 10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,512
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Postal code 739 56

About this sound Ropice  (Polish: Ropica , German: Roppitz) is a village in the Czech Republic. It lies in the Frýdek-Místek District of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Ropice has a population of 1,417 (2006), 28.9% of which are Poles.[1] Ropičanka River flows into the Olza River in the village. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Ropiza.[2][3][4][5] It meant that the village was in the process of location (the size of land to pay tithe from was not yet precised). The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.

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.

Owners of Ropica in 15th century, the Sobek family, built a fort in the village. It was rebuilt to a baroque château around 1700 and then to a classicist one in 1810. It remains in that style today, although it dilapidated during the communist era and is now completely devastated.

There is a modern golf course in Ropice.


  1. ^ "2001 census data". Czech Statistical Office. 
  2. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 297-299. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  3. ^ Schulte, Wilhelm (1889). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae T.14 Liber Fundationis Episcopatus Vratislaviensis (in German). Breslau. 
  4. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latin). Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Hosák et al. 1980, 377.


  • Cicha, Irena; Kazimierz Jaworski, Bronisław Ondraszek, Barbara Stalmach and Jan Stalmach (2000). Olza od pramene po ujście. Český Těšín: Region Silesia. ISBN 80-238-6081-X. 
  • Hosák, Ladislav; and Rudolf Šrámek (1980). Místní jména na Moravě a ve Slezsku II, M-Ž. Praha: Academia. 

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Coordinates: 49°42′0″N 18°36′20″E / 49.70000°N 18.60556°E / 49.70000; 18.60556