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Municipal office
Municipal office
Coat of arms of Besko
Coat of arms
Besko is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°35′N 21°57′E / 49.583°N 21.950°E / 49.583; 21.950
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Subcarpathian
County Sanok
Gmina Besko
Population 3,700

Besko [ˈbɛskɔ] (Ukrainian: Босько, Bos’ko) is a village in Sanok County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Besko.[1] It lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Sanok and 51 km (32 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The village has a population of 4 416.


As a result of the first of Partitions of Poland (Treaty of St-Petersburg dated 5 July 1772, the Galicia area was attributed to the Habsburg Monarchy.[2] When a postoffice was opened in 1890,[3] the town was in the Sanok Bezirkshauptmannschaft.

Austrian KK stamp 1890 issue, cancelled BESKO

For more details, see the article Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Atlas des peuples d'Europe centrale, André et Jean Sellier, 1991, p.88
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

Coordinates: 49°35′N 21°57′E / 49.583°N 21.950°E / 49.583; 21.950