Sacred Heart church
|• Mayor||Maria Bury|
|• Total||2.164 km2 (0.836 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Biery [ˈbjɛrɨ] (German: Bierau) is a village in Gmina Jasienica, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 1,284 (2016). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.
The village was created in the 16th century by the owners of Grodziec. Originally it was named Birowy, and first appeared on a map from 1563. However other source from 1610, issued by Adam Wenceslaus, Duke of Cieszyn, cites a privilege from 1554, where the village was already supposedly mentioned.
There is a Catholic Heart of Jesus church in the village.
Inventor Józef Bożek was born here in 1782.
- J. Polak, 2011, p. 9
- "Map of Stanisław Porębski, ca. 1563". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
- Panic, Idzi (2011). Śląsk Cieszyński w początkach czasów nowożytnych (1528-1653) [Cieszyn Silesia in Early modern period (1528-1653)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 165. ISBN 978-83-926929-5-9.
- Polak, Jerzy (2011). Obrazki z dziejów gminy Jasienica. Cieszyn: Muzeum Śląska Cieszyńskiego. ISBN 978-83-922005-6-7.
- (in Polish) Information at Gmina Jasienica website
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