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Poruba may refer to:

Czech Republic
  • Poruba (Orlová), a village, now administratively a part of the town of Orlová
  • Poruba (Ostrava), a district of the city of Ostrava
  • Dolná Poruba, a village in Trenčín District
  • Kamenná Poruba, Žilina District, a village in Žilina District
  • Kamenná Poruba, Vranov nad Topľou District, a village in Vranov nad Topľou District
  • Poruba, Prievidza District, a village in Prievidza District
  • Poruba pod Vihorlatom, a village in Michalovce District
  • Ruská Poruba, a village in Humenné District
  • Šarišská Poruba, a village in Prešov District
  • Veterná Poruba, a village in Liptovský Mikuláš District
  • Závažná Poruba, a village in Liptovský Mikuláš District
Poruba (Orlová)

( Polish: ) is a village in Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It was a separate municipality but became administratively a part of Orlová in 1946 and now is one of the parts of the town. It has a population of 5,604.

The name, both in Czech and Polish, is a common Slavic name denoting an area cleared by clearcutting of trees.

Poruba (Ostrava)

Poruba is an administrative district of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic. It lies in the Silesian part of the city.

It lies in the historical region of Silesia and was first mentioned in a written document in 1377.

Heavy industrialization of Ostrava in the second half of the 19th century didn't have major impact on Poruba which retained its agricultural character. Several factories were built here at the beginning of the 20th century.

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the village had 1,403 inhabitants, 1,401 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 1,381 (98.6%) were Czech-speaking. Most populous religious group were Roman Catholics with 1,392 (99.2%).

Major event in the history of Poruba was a decision of communist authorities to build here a large complex of apartment buildings which were supposed to house workers who came to Ostrava from various parts of the country in large numbers after World War II. The construction began in the early 1950s. At its peak almost 100,000 people lived in Poruba, today about 74,000 people live there. It is one of the most populous districts of the city and is known for its shopping district.

Poruba was formerly an independent municipality, in 1957 it became a part of Ostrava.

Most important cultural landmarks of Poruba are Saint Nicholas Church and Poruba Castle.