Chroberz

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Chroberz
Village
Ascension of Virgin Mary Church
Ascension of Virgin Mary Church
Chroberz is located in Poland
Chroberz
Chroberz
Coordinates: 50°26′N 20°34′E / 50.433°N 20.567°E / 50.433; 20.567
Country Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
Powiat Pińczów County
Gmina Gmina Złota
Settled ca. mid-12th century
Government
 • Sołtys Jan Bogdan
Area 9.24 km2 (3.57 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1] 964
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
  Total pop. ranked 1st in gmina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28-425 Złota
Area code(s) +48 41
Car Plates TPI
Website http://www.chroberz.info

Chroberz [ˈxrɔbɛʂ] is a village in Poland with 964 inhabitants (2005). It is situated in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Pińczów County, Gmina Złota. In the years of 1975–1998 Chroberz administratively belonged to Kielce Voivodeship. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north of Złota, 12 km (7 mi) south of Pińczów, and 51 km (32 mi) south of the regional capital Kielce.

Etymology[edit]

The name Chroberz originates from Old Polish word "chrobry" which meant brave. According to the tradition, it refers to Bolesław Chrobry who built a castle and founded a parish in Chroberz.

History[edit]

According to the chronicle of Marcin Kromer, in 1019 or 1020 Bolesław Chrobry, while returning from Kiev Expedition (1018), established a settlement in Chroberz. The first mention about town appears in an 1153 document Codex diplomaticus Poloniae, in which today's Chroberz is referred to as Chrober.

In the 13th century Chroberz seems to have been a place of some significance in the Kraków district. Two monarchs from Kraków – Leszek I the White and Bolesław V the Chaste stayed in Chroberz for some time during their reigns.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chroberz". Gmina Złota – official website (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

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Coordinates: 50°26′N 20°34′E / 50.433°N 20.567°E / 50.433; 20.567