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Cieszyn town (Poland)

Cieszyn county, Śląskie voivodship

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Cieszyn town flag

[Cieszyn flag] image by Gunnar Staack, 30 Aug 2000

Flag adopted in 1833. Cieszyn is in Cieszyn county, on the Czech border. German name: Teschen. Czech name: Téšín. Population (1981): 34.590. Divided 1920 between Poland (Cieszyn, on eastbank of Olsa river) and Czechoslovakia (Ceský Téšín, 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 coat of arms

[Cieszyn coat of arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 13 Jul 2002