Horni Datyne




is located in the hilly countryside of the Moravian-Silesian region in the Czech Republic, near the city of



It is about 250 meters above sea level. The stream Datynka flows

through the village into the river Lučina. The village was founded in the time of the colonization of the Tesin District and the first written mentioning of the village goes back to the time around 1662.
Our village neighbors are Sedliste on the Southern side,

Repiste, Rakovec and Vratimov on the West,

Bartovice and Senov on the North and Vaclavovice on the East.


Horni Datyne has about 1400 inhabitants (2009) and the village is a part of the town of Vratimov. It has become a very popular residential area due to its location and excellent connection to the city of Ostrava. The population grows continuosly.

There are 2 asociations that operate in the village for a long time - the Czech Tourist Club, which began as a part of Physical Activity Union, founded in 1919 (Sokol); and the

voluntary fire-brigade (Volunteer firefighters), founded in 1925. Both clubs actively contribute to the rich cultural life in the village.



Vratimov was founded during the colonization of the Tesin district in the 2nd half of the 13th century. Its establishment is linked to the colonizing activity of Jan Baruta, who came from an old aristocratic family of Barutas, originally from Lusatia (Luzice).

The town of Vratimov lies in the Ostrava Basin. The territory can be described as a hilly area, and its lowest point reaches 236 meters in the Western part of the city around the Ostravice river.

The nature of the city has changed considerably during the centuries.

The construction of the cellulose factory at the end of the 19th Century and the development of industry in Ostrava brought important changes in the layout of the town.

An accurate depiction of the traditions of the city is its coat of arms which shows the plow, representing the oldest tradition - agricultural production, the gear wheel and rolls of paper, symbolizing the history of the cellulose, paper and steel production.




Vratimov belongs to the areas which are heavily affected by the negative effects of industry on the landscape.


Today´s Vratimov belongs with it´s 14.2 square km area to the medium-sized municipalities in the Ostrava-City District. The city has two parts – the main - Vratimov,
which is inhabited by 5686 people, and Horni Datyne with 1357 inhabitants. (2009)








Today´s Vratimov has a relative large offer of facilities for both physical and mental workout of  the citizens. There is a library and Children and Youth Leisure Time Organisation, an open-air stadium, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a table tennis room, a volleyball field, and a skating rink in winter in the city. There is also a cycling track along the river Ostravice, which is going to lead to the Beskydy Mountains and should join Beskydy and Ostrava together in the future.



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