Piasek

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Piasek
Village
A local Catholic church
A local Catholic church
Coat of arms of Piasek
Coat of arms
Location of Piasek within Gmina Pszczyna
Location of Piasek within Gmina Pszczyna
Piasek is located in Poland
Piasek
Piasek
Location of Piasek within Gmina Pszczyna
Coordinates: 50°1′N 18°57′E / 50.017°N 18.950°E / 50.017; 18.950Coordinates: 50°1′N 18°57′E / 50.017°N 18.950°E / 50.017; 18.950
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Pszczyna
Gmina Pszczyna
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population 2,900
Website http://www.piasek.one.pl/

Piasek [ˈpjasɛk] (literally sand, German: Sandau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Pszczyna, within Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) north of Pszczyna and 27 km (17 miles) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 2,900.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1468 as de Piasek.[2]

During the political upheaval caused by Matthias Corvinus the land around Pszczyna was overtaken by Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn, who sold it in 1517 to the Hungarian magnates of the Thurzó family, forming the Pless state country. In the accompanying sales document issued on 21 February 1517 the village was mentioned as Pyesek.[2] The Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the War of the Austrian Succession most of Silesia was conquered by the Kingdom of Prussia, including the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 1 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Musioł, Ludwik (1930). "Dokument sprzedaży księstwa pszczyńskiego z dn. 21. lutego 1517 R.". Roczniki Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk na Śląsku (Katowice: nakł. Towarzystwa ; Drukiem K. Miarki) R. 2: 235–237. Retrieved 12 September 2014.