Pogwizdów, Silesian Voivodeship

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Pogwizdów
Village
Cross, monument and fire station in village's centre
Cross, monument and fire station in village's centre
Coat of arms of Pogwizdów
Coat of arms
Pogwizdów is located in Poland
Pogwizdów
Pogwizdów
Coordinates: 49°48′15.70″N 18°36′5.47″E / 49.8043611°N 18.6015194°E / 49.8043611; 18.6015194
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Hażlach
First mentioned 1447
Government
 • Mayor Dorota Konieczny
Area 4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
Population (2008) 3,539
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-418
Car plates SCI

Pogwizdów [pɔɡˈvizduf] is a village in Gmina Hażlach, Cieszyn County in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, on the border with the Czech Republic. It lies on the Olza River, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. It has a population of 3,539 (2008).

It was first mentioned in a written document in 1447. First wooden church in the village was built in 1722. New church was built in 1817 and then renovated in 1860. During so-called "hungry years" of 1848-1849, only two families are reported to survive the hunger.

There was a border crossing on the Olza River in the village in the past.

References[edit]

  • Cicha, Irena; Kazimierz Jaworski, Bronisław Ondraszek, Barbara Stalmach and Jan Stalmach (2000). Olza od pramene po ujście. Český Těšín: Region Silesia. ISBN 80-238-6081-X.