Velké Kunětice

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50°18'57"N
017°15'42"E
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 Czech Republic
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Velké Kunětice (German: Groß Kunzendorf) is a village and municipality (obec) in Jeseník District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic, on the border with Poland. The municipality covers an area of 9.81 square kilometres (3.79 sq mi), and has a population of 627 (as at 3 July 2006). Velké Kunětice lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-east of Jeseník, 81 km (50 mi) north of Olomouc, and 205 km (127 mi) east of Prague.

History

The village was first mentioned in 1284, when it was part of fragmented Piast-ruled Poland. As a result of further fragmentation it soon became part of the Duchy of Nysa, which later on passed under Bohemian (Czech) suzerainty, and following the duchy's dissolution in 1850, it was incorporated directly into Bohemia. Following World War I, from 1918, it formed part of Czechoslovakia, and from 1938 to 1945 it was occupied by Germany. During World War II, the Germans operated the E114 forced labour subcamp of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp at the local stone quarry and factory.
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