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About the town

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Basic information on the town

Location:. Northeastern part of the Czech Republic; Moravian and Silesian Region. A half of the border of the town territory is at the same time border with Poland. From the historical point of view the town of Karviná is located on the territory of Těšín Silesia.

Geographic coordinates: 49° 51´30´´ northern latitude, 18° 32´15´´ eastern altitude

Square area: 57.48 km2.

Population: approximately 63 thousand residents

Density of population: 1096 residents/km2

Average elevation above sea level: 230 m

Climatic conditions: long-term average air temperature is 9° C, long-term average annual rainfall is 778 mm. Maximum rainfall is usually in July, temperature maximum is also in July, average temperature in summer is 29° C, in winter -15° C.

Nationalities: mainly Czech, Slovak, and Polish nationalities.

Residential structure of the town: the town consists of 9 town districts named Karviná-Fryštát, Karviná-Doly, Karviná-Lázně Darkov, Karviná-Ráj, Karviná-Staré Město, Karviná-Nové Město, Karviná-Mizerov, Karviná-Hranice, Karviná-Louky.

The first written notice: the first written notice is from 1268 when this area is mentioned in a document of the Opole prince Vladislav.

Karviná is located on the banks of the Olše river, while the town is located in the middle stretch of the river with a total length of 99 km.

Statutory town of Karviná: since 2002, based on Act no. 313/2002

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