Skierbieszów

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Skierbieszów
Village
Skierbieszów is located in Poland
Skierbieszów
Skierbieszów
Coordinates: 50°51′6″N 23°21′55″E / 50.85167°N 23.36528°E / 50.85167; 23.36528
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
County Zamość County
Gmina Skierbieszów
Elevation 208 m (682 ft)
Population 1,317

Skierbieszów [skʲɛrˈbjɛʂuf] is a village in Zamość County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Skierbieszów. It lies on the river Wolica, approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) north-east of Zamość and 71 km (44 mi) south-east of the regional capital Lublin.[1] The village has a population of 1,317. There is a castle in the village.

In 1428 the village was given to the bishop Jan Zborowski of Clan of Ostoja and 1453 the village was given rights by the King as a Town. Skierbieszow was a town until 1822 and the coat of arms of the town/village is of Ostoja.

In November 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland, the Polish inhabitants of Skierbieszów were expelled from Skierbieszów to make room for German settlers. Former German President Horst Köhler was born in the village during the occupation. The village was briefly renamed Heidenstein until the arrival of Soviet forces in 1944. In 1945-46 the Polish residents began returning to their homes.

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Coordinates: 50°51′6″N 23°21′55″E / 50.85167°N 23.36528°E / 50.85167; 23.36528