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Mořkov

Mořkov
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Mořkov is located in Czech Republic
Mořkov
Mořkov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°32′13″N 18°3′35″E / 49.53694°N 18.05972°E / 49.53694; 18.05972
Country Czech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictNový Jičín
First mentioned1411
Area
 • Total10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2023-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,432
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
742 72
Websitewww.obec-morkov.cz

Mořkov (German: Murk) is a municipality and village in Nový Jičín District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,400 inhabitants.

Geography

Mořkov is located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Nový Jičín and 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Ostrava. The northern part of the municipal territory lies in the Moravian-Silesian Foothills. The southern part lies in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids and also within the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. The highest point is near the top of the Hodorf hill at 765 m (2,510 ft) above sea level. The stream Králův potok flows through the village. The Jičínka River flows along the northern municipal border.

History

The first written mention of Mořkov is from 1411, when it was part of the Štramberk estate. Later it was annexed to the Nový Jičín estate.[2]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,315—    
18801,371+4.3%
18901,497+9.2%
19001,597+6.7%
19101,700+6.4%
YearPop.±%
19211,625−4.4%
19301,902+17.0%
19501,838−3.4%
19612,234+21.5%
19702,377+6.4%
YearPop.±%
19802,456+3.3%
19912,421−1.4%
20012,374−1.9%
20112,403+1.2%
20212,371−1.3%
Source: Censuses[3][4]

Transport

Mořkov is located on the railway line Valašské MeziříčíFrýdlant nad Ostravicí.[5]

Sights

Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows

The main landmark of Mořkov is the Church of Saint George. It was first documented in 1587. In 1878, it was completely rebuilt into its present form.[2]

The most valuable monument is the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows. It was built in the Neoclassical style in 1853.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2023". Czech Statistical Office. 2023-05-23.
  2. ^ a b "Historie" (in Czech). Obec Mořkov. Retrieved 2024-04-18.
  3. ^ "Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2011 – Okres Nový Jičín" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. 2015-12-21. pp. 3–4.
  4. ^ "Population Census 2021: Population by sex". Public Database. Czech Statistical Office. 2021-03-27.
  5. ^ "Detail stanice Mořkov hl.trať" (in Czech). České dráhy. Retrieved 2024-04-18.
  6. ^ "Kaple Panny Marie Bolestné" (in Czech). National Heritage Institute. Retrieved 2024-04-18.


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