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Lučina River in Žermanice
Lučina River in Žermanice
Flag of Žermanice
Coat of arms of Žermanice
Coat of arms
Žermanice is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°44′6″N 18°26′51″E / 49.73500°N 18.44750°E / 49.73500; 18.44750Coordinates: 49°44′6″N 18°26′51″E / 49.73500°N 18.44750°E / 49.73500; 18.44750
CountryCzech Republic
First mentioned1450
 • MayorSvětlana Šipulová
 • Total3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
268 m (879 ft)
 • Total240
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code
739 37

Žermanice is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 240 (2006 est.). It lies on the shore of Žermanice Dam, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The village could have been founded by Benedictine monks from an Orlová abbey[1] and was first mentioned in 1450 as Zilmanicze.[2][3]

Politically the village belonged to the Duchy of Teschen, which was since 1327 a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. In 1461 it was privately owned by Jan Hunt of Kornice, the owner of Horní Bludovice. In 1481 the village was inherited by his two sons. Before the end of the 15th century it was bought by Jan Trnko of Racibórz, a tenant of Frýdek, who then bestowed the village upon the town.[4] Hence, as a property of Frýdek, it was as a special case a part of the Frýdek state country that was split from the Duchy of Teschen in 1573, which 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.


  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. pp. 297–299. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5.
  2. ^ I. Panic, 2010, p. 308
  3. ^ Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. p. 198. ISSN 0208-6336.
  4. ^ Historie obce Žermanice (Czech)

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