Municipal district Poruba is one of 23 municipal districts of statutory city of Ostrava. It is situated in its northwestern part and it is with almost 70 thousand inhabitants its second most populated district. Its history dates back to the 14th century. The very name of Poruba is related to tree felling – “rubání” – and making glades. Until the end of World War II Poruba was a small village. Its importance grew in the 50s of last century, when the municipality cadastre was chosen to build up a new independent urban unit called Nová Ostrava.
From the originally farming village Poruba became a modern urbanistic complex, consisting of the original buildings of Poruba-ves and eight gradually created building areas. As its center it is considered 1,6 Km long Main Avenue, built in an architectural style of “Sorela”.
Poruba entices visitors not only with architecture, among its greatest treasures include an entrance gate to Poruba called “Arch” or an complex of residential houses “Turrets”, but also free time attractions in the form of the greatest summer swimming pool in Central Europe or modern winter stadium.
Poruba is district without big industry, thus with a minimum of air pollution. Its development creates conditions for business and production activities for many companies, that are focused especially in the industrial zone “Areál nad Porubkou”.
Municipal district disposes with quality and broad background for sports even for cultural activities and provides to its inhabitants a dense network of educational and health facilities.
Large green areas and relaxation zones form a peaceful atmosphere of the district, that is considered as one of the finest locations in Ostrava.