Morávka (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Morávka
Village
Lower part of the village
Lower part of the village
Flag of Morávka
Flag
Coat of arms of Morávka
Coat of arms
Morávka (Frýdek-Místek District) is located in Czech Republic
Morávka (Frýdek-Místek District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°35′46″N 18°31′29″E / 49.59611°N 18.52472°E / 49.59611; 18.52472Coordinates: 49°35′46″N 18°31′29″E / 49.59611°N 18.52472°E / 49.59611; 18.52472
CountryCzech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictFrýdek-Místek
Established1615
Government
 • MayorGabriela Daňková
Area
 • Total87.35 km2 (33.73 sq mi)
Elevation
520 m (1,710 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,083
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Postal code
739 04
Websitewww.moravka.info

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.

Morávka lies on the Morávka River. A dam was built on the river in the village in 1961–1964.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1641 as Morawka.[1] 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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Památník partyzánského hnutí" (in Czech). Turistik. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Památník partyzánského hnutí 'Noční přechod' v Morávce (Morávka)" (in Czech). MonumNet. Retrieved 29 March 2013.

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