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Vratimov is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°46′12″N 18°18′37″E / 49.77000°N 18.31028°E / 49.77000; 18.31028Coordinates: 49°46′12″N 18°18′37″E / 49.77000°N 18.31028°E / 49.77000; 18.31028
Country Czech Republic
First mentioned1305
 • MayorMartin Čech
 • Total14.14 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
250 m (820 ft)
 • Total7,297
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
739 32

Vratimov (German: Rattimau, Polish: Racimów) is a town in Ostrava-City District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of around 7,300 and lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The settlement was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Wrothimow.[2][3][4] It meant that the village was in the process of location (the size of land to pay tithe from was not yet precised). The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in the late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.

Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

There is a Catholic Saint John the Baptist Church in the town.


  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Schulte, Wilhelm (1889). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae T.14 Liber Fundationis Episcopatus Vratislaviensis (in German). Breslau.
  4. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latin). Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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