Morávka (Frýdek-Místek District)
Lower part of the village
|• Mayor||Gabriela Daňková|
|• Total||87.35 km2 (33.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||520 m (1,710 ft)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
Morávka (German: Morawka, Polish: Morawka) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,030 (2006). Morávka lies in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids in the elevation of 520 m, in the historical region of Těšín Silesia.
The village was first mentioned in 1641 as Morawka. It was then a part of the Friedek 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. In March 1939 it became a part of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
During World War II, the inhabitants of the village took part in the anti-Nazi resistance. In December 1944 the Nazis captured the guerrilla group and after interrogation and torture they obtained information about their supporters: 14 people of the village were executed, 10 were deported into a concentration camp. In 1978, a memorial of the guerrilla movement was declared a national cultural monument.
- Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. p. 119. ISSN 0208-6336.
- "Památník partyzánského hnutí" (in Czech). Turistik. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- "Památník partyzánského hnutí 'Noční přechod' v Morávce (Morávka)" (in Czech). MonumNet. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
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