Morávka (Frýdek-Místek District)

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49°35'45"N
018°31'28"E
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 Czech Republic
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Morávka (German: Morawka, Polish: Morawka) is a municipality and village in Frýdek-Místek District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

Geography

Morávka lies on the Morávka River. The Morávka Dam was built on the river in the municipality in 1960–1966.

History

Morávka was established in 1615. 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 municipality 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.
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