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Cieszyn commune (Poland)

Cieszyn county, Slaskie vojvodship

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Cieszyn commune flag

[Cieszyn flag] by Gunnar Staack, 30 Aug 2000

Flag adopted in 1833. Cieszyn is in Cieszyn county, on the Czech border. German name: Teschen. Czech name: Té¹ín. Population (1981): 34.590. Divided 1920 between Poland (Cieszyn, on eastbank of Olsa river) and Czechoslovakia (Ceský Té¹ín, on westbank of the Olsa; reunited under Polish rule 1938 but western tosn returned to Czechoslovakia at end of WWII. First mentioned 1155; seat of duchy 1290-1653; treaty ending War of the Bavarian Succession signed 1779; in World War I Austrian headquarters till 1917.
Gunnar Staack, 30 Aug 2000


Cieszyn CoA

[Cieszyn CoA] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 13 Jul 2002

 



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