Goleszów

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Goleszów
Village
Village's centre
Village's centre
Coat of arms of Goleszów
Coat of arms
Goleszów is located in Poland
Goleszów
Goleszów
Coordinates: 49°44′8.52″N 18°44′23.45″E / 49.7357000°N 18.7398472°E / 49.7357000; 18.7398472
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Goleszów
Sołectwo Goleszów Dolny
Goleszów Górny
Goleszów Równia
First mentioned 1223
Area 12.11 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Population (2008) 4,045
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-440
Car plates SCI
Website http://www.goleszow.pl

Goleszów [ɡɔˈlɛʂuf] (German: Golleschau) is a village and the seat of Gmina Goleszów (an administrative district) in Cieszyn County in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of about 4,000.

History[edit]

Goleszów is one of the oldest villages in Cieszyn Silesia. It was first mentioned in 1223 as Golesuovo, in a document of Bishop of Wrocław issued for Norbertine Sisters in Rybnik among villages paying them tithe.[1][2]

Politically it belonged then to the Duchy of Opole and Racibórz and Castellany of Cieszyn, which was in 1290 formed in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

The village became a seat of a Catholic parish, according to a secondary source from 19th century a stone church was already build in 1293. The parish was then mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deaconry as Boleschaw.[3]

Goleszów became an important railway junction and during World War II a subcamp of Auschwitz concentration camp operated there.

Sport[edit]

Goleszów also has a small ski jumping complex belonging to the club Olimpia Goleszów.

Twin towns[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2000). "Z badań nad osadami zanikłymi na Górnym Śląsku w średniowieczu. Uwagi w sprawie istnienia zaginionych wsi podcieszyńskich, Nageuuzi, Suenschizi, suburbium, Radouiza, Zasere, Clechemuje oraz Novosa". Pamiętnik Cieszyński (Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne Oddział w Cieszynie) (15): 29–37. ISSN 0137-558X. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 294. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  3. ^ "Registrum denarii sancti Petri in archidiaconatu Opoliensi sub anno domini MCCCCXLVII per dominum Nicolaum Wolff decretorum doctorem, archidiaconum Opoliensem, ex commisione reverendi in Christo patris ac domini Conradi episcopi Wratislaviensis, sedis apostolice collectoris, collecti". Zeitschrift des Vereins für Geschichte und Alterthum Schlesiens (in German) (Breslau: H. Markgraf) 27: 369–372. 1893. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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