Aleksandrowice, Bielsko-Biała

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Aleksandrowice
Osiedle of Bielsko-Biała
Aerial view of Aleksandrowice
Aerial view of Aleksandrowice
Location of Aleksandrowice within Bielsko-Biała
Location of Aleksandrowice within Bielsko-Biała
Coordinates: 49°48′52″N 19°14′00″E / 49.81444°N 19.23333°E / 49.81444; 19.23333Coordinates: 49°48′52″N 19°14′00″E / 49.81444°N 19.23333°E / 49.81444; 19.23333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County/City Bielsko-Biała
Area
 • Total 1.6988 km2 (0.6559 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,821
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) (+48) 033

Aleksandrowice (German: Alexanderfeld) is a osiedle (district) of Bielsko-Biała, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It is located in the central-west part of the city, in Silesian Foothills. The osiedle has an area of 1.6988 km2 and on December 31, 2006 had 1,821 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

The settlement arose after parcellation of a local folwark situated then in the southern part of Stare Bielsko which took place in years 1787–1790. It was later industrialized in part with a wider industrial growth of Bielsko and its surroundings. Politically it belonged then to the Duchy of Bielsko, within the Habsburg Monarchy.

After the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire a modern municipal division was introduced in the re-established Austrian Silesia. The village became a part of the municipality of Stare Bielsko that was subscribed to the political and legal district of Bielsko. It became a separate municipality in 1864.

According to the censuses conducted in 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910 the population of the municipality grew from 1797 in 1880 to 2426 in 1910 with a majority being native German-speakers (between 77.3% and 87.3%) accompanied by a Polish-speaking minority (at most 22.1% in 1890) and a few Czech-speaking people (at most 12 or 0.6% in 1890), in terms of religion in 1910 majority were Protestants (50.4%), followed by Roman Catholics (47.5%), Jews (51 or 2.1%) and 2 persons adhering to yet another religion.[2][3] It was then considered to be a part of a German language island around Bielsko (German: Bielitz-Bialaer Sprachinsel).[4]

After World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, it became a part of Poland. It was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Poland. The local German-speaking population fled or was expelled.

Aleksandrowice became administratively a part of Bielsko in 1938 (Bielsko-Biała since 1951).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rada Miejska w Bielsku-Białej (21 December 2007). "Program rewitalizacji obszarów miejskich w Bielsku-Białej na lata 2007–2013" (PDF) (in Polish). p. 9-10. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  2. ^ Piątkowski, Kazimierz (1918). Stosunki narodowościowe w Księstwie Cieszyńskiem (in Polish). Cieszyn: Macierz Szkolna Księstwa Cieszyńskiego. p. 257, 276.
  3. ^ Ludwig Patryn (ed): Die Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1910 in Schlesien, Troppau 1912.
  4. ^ "hałcnowski i bielsko-bialska wyspa językowa". inne-jezyki.amu.edu.p (in Polish). Dziedzictwo językowe Rzeczypospolitej. 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.