Biery

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Biery
Village
Sacred Heart church
Sacred Heart church
Coat of arms of Biery
Coat of arms
Biery is located in Poland
Biery
Biery
Coordinates: 49°47′46.9″N 18°54′47.6″E / 49.796361°N 18.913222°E / 49.796361; 18.913222
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko
Gmina Jasienica
Government
 • Mayor Maria Bury
Area 2.164 km2 (0.836 sq mi)
Population (2009) 1,233
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car plates SBI

Biery [ˈbjɛrɨ] (German: Bierau) is a village in Gmina Jasienica, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 1,233 (2009). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The village was created in 16th century by owners of Grodziec.[1] Originally it was named Birowy, and first appeared on a map from 1563.[2] However other source from 1610, issued by Adam Wenceslaus, Duke of Cieszyn, cites a privilege from 1554, where the village was already supposedly mentioned.[3]

There is a Catholic Heart of Jesus church in the village.

Inventor Józef Bożek was born here in 1782.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ J. Polak, 2011, p. 9
  2. ^ Map of Stanisław Porębski, ca. 1563
  3. ^ Panic, Idzi (2011). Śląsk Cieszyński w początkach czasów nowożytnych (1528-1653) [Cieszyn Silesia in Early modern period (1528-1653)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 165. ISBN 978-83-926929-5-9. 

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