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Title: Hrčava  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Frýdek-Místek District, Mosty u Jablunkova, Cieszyn Silesia, Pržno (Frýdek-Místek District), Nižní Lhoty
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Saints Cyril and Methodius Church
Saints Cyril and Methodius Church
Flag of Hrčava
Coat of arms of Hrčava
Coat of arms
Hrčava is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
Established 1924
 • Mayor Peter Staňo
 • Total 2.87 km2 (1.1081132 sq mi)
Elevation 594 m (  ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 255
 • Density /km2 (/sq mi)
Postal code 739 98
Website .cz.obechrcavawww

 Hrčava   (Polish: Herczawa , German: Hertschawa) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has 255 inhabitants (2006). It is the second easternmost village of the country (after neighboring Bukovec), lying near the borders with Poland and Slovakia. In 2001 census six people (2% of the inhabitants) declared Polish nationality and 96.7% declared Roman Catholic faith.[1]

It is situated on the foothills of the Silesian Beskids mountain range, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The settlement was first mentioned in 1778 as Hertiawa.[2] It was initially a hamlet of Jaworzynka, which belonged then to the Duchy of Teschen, a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia and a part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

After World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, Jaworzynka became a part of Poland. Following protest of the citizens of the hamlet it was in 1924 separated from Jaworzynka and transferred to Czechoslovakia. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938 together with the Zaolzie region it was annexed by Poland, administratively adjoined to Cieszyn County of Silesian Voivodeship.[3] It was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.


See also

External links

  • (Czech) Official website
  • (Czech)ionClas Short official information about the village

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