Háj ve Slezsku

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Háj ve Slezsku
Kostel Haj ve Slezsku 20081122.jpg
Saint Valentine Church
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Opava
Commune Opava
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Coordinates 49°54′8″N 18°5′34″E / 49.90222°N 18.09278°E / 49.90222; 18.09278Coordinates: 49°54′8″N 18°5′34″E / 49.90222°N 18.09278°E / 49.90222; 18.09278
Area 13.79 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population 3,324 (2006-07-03)
Density 241/km2 (624/sq mi)
First mentioned 1366
Mayor Karel Palovský
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 747 92
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Háj ve Slezsku
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.hajveslezsku.cz/

Háj ve Slezsku (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦaːj ˈvɛslɛsku]), meaning grove in the Silesia, is a village between Opava and Ostrava – the two larger cities in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has 3,317 citizens: 1,704 women; 1,613 men. The town has only 972 households.


The village was built in about 1880 in the Chabičov-town land register, and it was considered its administrative part until 1922. By the unification Chabičov and another town called Smolkov, Háj ve Slezsku officially became an independent town, and the four towns became administrative parts. Jilešovice and Lhota u Opavy were connected in 1976 and 1979, respectively.


  • The birthplace of Vladislav Vančura – a famous Czech writer.
  • For several years the town has celebrated its citizens and people from surrounding areas in an annual festival called Rozmarné léto, after Vančura’s best known novel.