Smilovice (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Smilovice
Śmiłowice
Village
Lutheran cemetery chapel
Lutheran cemetery chapel
Flag of Smilovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Smilovice
Coat of arms
Smilovice (Frýdek-Místek District) is located in Czech Republic
Smilovice (Frýdek-Místek District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°39′48″N 18°34′28″E / 49.66333°N 18.57444°E / 49.66333; 18.57444
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1448
Government
 • Mayor Gustaw Chwistek
Area
 • Total 7.84 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 721
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Postal code 739 55
Website http://smilovice.cz/

About this sound Smilovice  (Polish: Śmiłowice , German: Smilowitz) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, on the Ropičanka River. It has a population of 581 (2001 census), Poles constitute 26.4% of the population.[1] It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Former Prime Minister of Poland and current president of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek was born here.

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

The Christian festival XcamP takes place in Smilovice annually in July.

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Coordinates: 49°39′48″N 18°34′28″E / 49.66333°N 18.57444°E / 49.66333; 18.57444