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Petrovice u Karviné

Petrovice u Karviné
Piotrowice koło Karwiny
municipality

Church of Saint Martin

Coat of arms
Petrovice u Karviné
Location in the Czech Republic

Coordinates: 49°53′46″N 18°32′38″E / 49.89611°N 18.54389°E / 49.89611; 18.54389

Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Karviná
First mentioned 1305
Municipality parts
Government
 • Mayor Doc. Ing. Marian Lebiedzik, Ph.D.[1]
(Czech Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,350
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal code 735 72
Website http://www.petroviceuk.cz/

Olza River in Závada.

It was first mentioned in a written document in 1335 as willa Petri (sometimes the first mentioning is told to be in 1305 allegedly as Petri villa however such a village is not listed in Liber fundations episcopatus Vratislaviensis where it was supposed to be).[4]

After the wary division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, the municipality became part of Czechoslovakia as Petrovice. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938, Petrovice and the whole Zaolzie region was annexed by Poland. The municipality was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.

The municipality lies five kilometers north of the city centre of Karviná, next to the border with Poland. Formerly independent municipalities of Dolní Marklovice, Prstná and Závada are since 1952 administratively part of Petrovice.

The municipality is the site of the important railway border crossing to Zebrzydowice in Poland and it has also three road border crossings, as well as numerous tourist and bicycle routes border crossings.

Landmarks

  • Memorial of Czechoslovak pilots Bílka and Slatinský, whose plane was shot down over Petrovice in World War II in Závada
  • Saint Martin Church in Petrovice
  • Ascension of the Lord Church in Dolní Marklovice
  • Empire Chateau in Prstná
  • Motocross racetrack
  • BMX racetrack

Footnotes

References

External links

  • (Czech) Official website
  • (Czech) News TV info portal - Petrovice u Karvine


Coordinates: 49°53′46″N 18°32′38″E / 49.89611°N 18.54389°E / 49.89611; 18.54389

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