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Mořkov (Czech Republic)

Nový Jičín okres, Moravia-Silesia region

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Mořkov flag

[Flag of Mořkov] by Sammy Kanadi, 30 April 2000

The flag and Coat of Arms of Mořkov is to be found at this site.
Description: Green flag with a white embattled hoist side (four square leaves and three square blank spaces) reaching to a quarter of the length of the flag. In green field a yellow roebuck standing. Width to length is 2:3.

Mořkov is a Czech village located in northern Moravia, in Nový Jičín District surrounded by the Moravskoslezske Beskydy Mts. About 2 km west from Mořkov we find Hodslavice, the birthplace of Frantisek Palacky (1798-1876), famous Czech historian and politician. The oldest written note about Mořkov was supposedly found in the document dated 1274, in which Bruno, the bishop of Olomouc, enfeoffed the village Murizt to Mravik. Some authorities doubt that this mention really refers to contemporary Mořkov . But the following historical document dated to 1411 referred undoubtedly to Mořkov . The location of the village on the edge of the Valachian and Lachian ethnographic regions displays itself in today's dying dialects of the inhabitants. In older literature we can find the description of folk costume, typical of this region (so called Moravske Kravarsko region). Thanks to Czech teachers working in this region a book entitled Moravske Kravarsko was published in 1898, from which you can view a copy of the chapter dedicated to Mořkov.
Dov Gutterman, 6 Mar 2000


Mořkov Coat of Arms

[COA of Mořkov] by Sammy Kanadi, 30 April 2000

This coat of arms is from the Mořkov website. Description: Vert, a roebuck statant or an embattled (of three) chief argent.
Dov Gutterman, 6 Mar 2000