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- This article is about the city in the Czech Republic. For the suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, see Opawa
Opava (German Troppau, Polish Opawa) is a city with a population of 61,582 (2002) in the northern Czech Republic. Opava is the historical capital of Czech Silesia, now in Moravian-Silesian Region, situated on the Opava River. Opava was founded in the 12th century and the Congress of Troppau took place here in 1820.
See also the historian Martin of Opava - one of the town's most famous sons.
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