Havířov

Czechia

Havířov is a city in the Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 71,000 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in the region. Havířov lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

Havířov was founded after World War II (thus being the youngest city in today’s Czech Republic) as a coal mining town. Havířov officially became a town in 1955. It was built on top of several villages with significant Polish populations. The local people were given apartments in the newly built city, and most of their old houses were demolished to make room for new urban buildings. The majority of the population of Havířov emigrated from other parts of Czechoslovakia, many of them from Slovakia, as migrant workers, thus substantially altering the ethnic structure of the area. Today, the original villages are administratively part of the city and mostly lie on the outskirts of urban Havířov.

History

Havířov railway station

Havířov was founded after the Second World War. Most of the buildings of the new city were built in the style of Socialist Realism.

Sport

Football

The city’s football club, MFK Havířov, competes in the Czech Fourth Division. In the past, the team appeared for several seasons in Czech 2. Liga. Football club MFK Havířov was founded in 1922. MFK Havířov entered into a contract with sports brand JOMA for four years. MFK Havířov has two pitches and one artificial pitch. They have nickname which is “indians” according to American bikers. Their matches are played on pitches in Prostřední Suchá.[4]

Ice hockey

The ice hockey club AZ Havířov appears in the First National Hockey League, the second-tier league of ice hockey in the country.

Rugby

RC Havířov competes in the highest division of rugby in the Czech Republic, the KB Extraliga.

Cycling

Havířov hosted the prologue and the third stage, both an individual time trial, of the 2012 and 2013 Gracia-Orlová.

Contact

Havířov
email
posta@havirov-city.cz
address
Svornosti 2 Havířov - Město, 73601
phone
596 803 111