Górki Wielkie

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Górki Wielkie
All Saints parish church
All Saints parish church
Coat of arms of Górki Wielkie
Coat of arms
Górki Wielkie is located in Poland
Górki Wielkie
Górki Wielkie
Coordinates: 49°46′22.10″N 18°51′14.42″E / 49.7728056°N 18.8540056°E / 49.7728056; 18.8540056
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Brenna
First mentioned 1305
Area 14.67 km2 (5.66 sq mi)
Population (2008) 3,554
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-436
Car plates SCI

Górki Wielkie [ˈɡurki ˈvjɛlkʲɛ] ( ) is a village in Gmina Brenna, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 3554 (2008). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as Gorki villa vlodari.[1] It was written in an atypical form and suggests that a village was much older. The reason why it was inscribed to the document was connected to a process of extracting of a part of the village, which belonged wholly to dukes, to form a new village given to a knight. The part which remained in dukes hand was later called Górki Małe, while a knights' part Górki Wielkie. As so a village of Górki (Małe) functioned probably before 1290, when the Duchy of Teschen was formed (where both belonged ever since). From it was extracted a knights' villages which was then first mentioned in Liber fundationis...[2]

Polish writer Zofia Kossak-Szczucka lived here from 1924 and is buried here. There is also a museum dedicated to her in Górki Wielkie.


  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 297. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  2. ^ I. Panic, 2010, p. 290