Iłownica, Silesian Voivodeship

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Church in Iłownica
Church in Iłownica
Coat of arms of Iłownica
Coat of arms
Iłownica is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°52′13.44″N 18°51′25.45″E / 49.8704000°N 18.8570694°E / 49.8704000; 18.8570694
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko
Gmina Jasienica
First mentioned 1305
 • Mayor Franciszek Marekwica
Area 7.775 km2 (3.002 sq mi)
Population (2009) 1,031
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-394
Car plates SBI

Iłownica [iwɔvˈnit͡sa] (German: Illownitz) is a village in Gmina Jasienica, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland.[1] It has a population of 1,031 (2009). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, on the Iłownica River.


The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Gylownita.[2][3][4] It meant that the village was in the process of location (the size of land to pay tithe from was not yet precised). The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.

Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 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.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  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. 297-299. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  3. ^ Schulte, Wilhelm (1889). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae T.14 Liber Fundationis Episcopatus Vratislaviensis (in German). Breslau. 
  4. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latin). Retrieved 13 July 2014. 


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