Thursday, 14 August 2014

Historical region of Cieszyn Silesia

The town of Cieszyn
6 Aug, 2014 | From Grzegorz of Poland

Cieszyn is a border-town and the administrative seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies opposite Český Těšín in Czech Silesia.

The town is situated on the Olza River, a tributary of the Oder River, which forms the border with the Czech Republic. It is located within the western Silesian Foothills north of the Silesian Beskids and Mt. Skrzyczne, a popular ski resort. Cieszyn is the heart of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, the southeasternmost part of Upper Silesia. Until the end of World War I in 1918 it was a seat of the Dukes of Teschen.

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