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Petřvald (Karviná District)

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Petřvald (ˈpɛtr̝̊valt; Pietwałd ˈpjɛtfawt; Peterswald) is a town in Karviná District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 7,400 inhabitants. Geography Petřvald is located east of Ostrava, in its immediate vicinity. It lies in the Ostrava Basin lowland in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. History The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in the late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia. The settlement was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from 1305 as Petirwalde. Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Teschen, ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg monarchy. The village became a seat of a Catholic parish, mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence paym
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