Vojkovice (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Location
49°40'54"N
018°28'09"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Vojkovice (German: Wojkowitz, Polish: Wojkowice) is a municipality and village in the Frýdek-Místek District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 800 inhabitants. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

History

Vojkovice was founded around 1500, certainly before 1520. The first written mention is from 1573, when it was part of Frýdek state country. The inhabitants subsisted mainly on weaving, agriculture and hauling merchant carts up the hills.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. After World War II it was restored to Czechoslovakia.

Notable people

Lubomír Pokluda (born 1958), footballer
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