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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