Geografie 1999, 104, 1-12

Selected aspects of the ethnic border research

Tadeusz Siwek

Ústav pro výzkum polského etnika v ČR, Filozofická fakulta, Ostravská univerzita, Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava, Czechia

The article deals with the Czech/Polish ethnic border. All municipalities at the Czech/Polish transition zone have been examined in various years between 1804 and 1991. Each municipality has then been allocated to one of four categories. Results include a new delimitation of the Czech/Polish ethnic transition zone which underwent certain changes over the past 100 years in the Teschen region. It has developed from a relatively narrow strip in early 19th century into a broader area which covers almost whole of the ethnically mixed Teschen region.