Vojkovice (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Vojkovice
Village
Chapel
Chapel
Flag of Vojkovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Vojkovice
Coat of arms
Vojkovice (Frýdek-Místek District) is located in Czech Republic
Vojkovice (Frýdek-Místek District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°40′55″N 18°28′9″E / 49.68194°N 18.46917°E / 49.68194; 18.46917Coordinates: 49°40′55″N 18°28′9″E / 49.68194°N 18.46917°E / 49.68194; 18.46917
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1584
Government
 • Mayor Hana Sobková
Area
 • Total 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 517
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Postal code 739 51
Website www.vojkovice.eu

Vojkovice (German: Wojkowitz, Polish: Wojkowice) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 517 (2006) and lies in the historical region of Těšín Silesia.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1584 as Woykowice 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.

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. 185. ISSN 0208-6336. 

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