Łowkowice, Kluczbork County
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 77|
Łowkowice [wɔfkɔˈvit͡sɛ] (German: Lowkowitz, 1936-45: Bienendorf is a village in Kluczbork County in Opole Voivodeship, Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north of Kluczbork and 47 km (29 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole.
While part of the Prussian Province of Silesia as Lowkowitz, the village was the place of birth and death of the apiarist Jan Dzierżon, the discoverer of parthenogenesis among bees. In 1936, Nazi Germany renamed the village Bienendorf (German for "Bee Village") in Dzierżon's honor and kept the name until 1945. The village was placed under Polish administration following World War II and renamed to the traditional Polish name Łowkowice; Poland also claimed Dzierżon as their own and named nearby Reichenbach Dzierżoniów in his honor.
- Niemcy "przechrzcili” miejscowość znaną pod polską nazwą w całym świecie (Łowkowice = Bienendorf). Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny, 8 X 1936, nr 280.
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