Kravaře

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Location
49°56'09"N
018°00'37"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Kravaře (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkravar̝ɛ]; German: Deutsch-Krawarn) is a town in Opava District the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 6,700 inhabitants. It is located between Ostrava (20 kilometres (12 mi) away) and Opava (10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away). It is part of the Hlučínsko micro-region.

Administrative parts

Villages Kouty and Dvořisko are administrative parts of Kravaře.

History

The first historical record of Kravaře is from 1224. Since 1742 the village belonged to Prussia after Maria Theresa had been defeated. For centuries Kravaře was only a village; it gained town status in 1960. Being located in the multi-ethnic Hlučín Region of Czech Silesia, Kravaře was a notable exception to the mass Expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia following World War II, retaining a sizeable ethnic German community.

Sport

There is an ice-hockey venue Buly Aréna, which was opened in 2003. The town's football team is SK Kravaře.

Sights

Baroque style chateau Church of St. Bartholomew Church of St. Nicolaus Neogothic monastery Statue of St. John of Nepomuk

Notable people

Pavel Kravař (1391–1433), Hussite physician burned at the stake for heresy in St Andrews, Scotland Josef Papesch (1919–2005), recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II Ivo Žídek (1926–2003), soloist of National Theatre in Prague Josef Jařab (born 1937), former rector of the Palacký University of Olomouc, professor of English and American studies Erich Šefčík (1945–2004), Silesian historian, founder of the local Museum Alois Hadamczik (born 1952), ice hockey coach Monika Brzesková (born 1977), Miss Europe 1995, mayor of the town

Twin towns – sister cities

Kravaře is twinned with: Lisková, Slovakia Lubliniec, Poland Woźniki, Poland
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