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Doubrava (Karviná District)

Summary
(, Dombrau) is a municipality and village in Karviná District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. Etymology The name comes from the Slavic word dúbrava, which means "oak forest". Between 1920 and 1924, the municipality was named Dombrová. Geography Doubrava is located about west of Karviná and east of Ostrava. It lies in the Ostrava Basin lowland in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. There are several ponds in the municipality. History It is not clear when the village was founded, according to historians, it could have been around 1150. The first written mention of Doubrava is in a document of Pope Gregory IX issued in 1229 among villages belonging to Benedictine abbey in Tyniec, as Dubrowa. In 1268 it was bestowed by Władysław Opolski to the newly established Orlová monastery. Politically it belonged then to the Duchy of Opole and Racibórz and Castellany of Cieszyn, which was r
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