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. 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. When a postoffice was opened in 1890, the town was in the Sanok Bezirkshauptmannschaft.
For more details, see the article Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Atlas des peuples d'Europe centrale, André et Jean Sellier, 1991, p.88
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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