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Number of inhabitants by 31.12. 2000: 273. Under Austria-Hungary Hrčava was a part of the Polish territory. In 1924 upon request of citizens, Hrčava became a part of Czechoslovakia. Hrčava has been independent since 1927. In 1995 Parliament of the Czech Republic granted to Hrčava shield and flag.
In this village, people are concentrated in the settlement centre. Traditional buildings, regional costumes, local dialect, traditions and customs are typical of Hrčava. In the village there is a typical wooden church (kostel sv.Cyrila a Metoděje) built in 1936. A font in the church is carving done by O.Zogata, native of this village. Hrčava is a well-known place of Cyril - and - Metoděj - pilgrimage to the church. In the forest next to the village there is "Lourdes Forest Cave" - altar with Madonna made of stone. Under the altar, a spring bubbles out. The spring is said to be a cure for eyes.
Jarig Bakker; 8 Sep 2001