Łąka, Silesian Voivodeship

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Łąka
Village
Saint Nicholas church
Saint Nicholas church
Coat of arms of Łąka
Coat of arms
Location of Łąka within Gmina Pszczyna
Location of Łąka within Gmina Pszczyna
Łąka is located in Poland
Łąka
Łąka
Location of Łąka within Gmina Pszczyna
Coordinates: 49°58′N 18°55′E / 49.967°N 18.917°E / 49.967; 18.917Coordinates: 49°58′N 18°55′E / 49.967°N 18.917°E / 49.967; 18.917
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Pszczyna
Gmina Pszczyna
Population 2,690

Łąka [ˈwɔnka] (German Lonkau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Pszczyna, within Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south-west of Pszczyna and 32 km (20 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 2,690.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in the 14th century.

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 Luka.[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). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ 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.