Bircza

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Bircza
Village
Bircza
Bircza
Bircza is located in Poland
Bircza
Bircza
Coordinates: 49°41′32″N 22°28′46″E / 49.69222°N 22.47944°E / 49.69222; 22.47944
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Subcarpathian
County Przemyśl County
Gmina Bircza
Population 1,000
Website http://www.Bircza.pl

Bircza [ˈbirt͡ʂa] (Ukrainian: Бі́рча) is a village in Przemyśl County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bircza. It lies approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) south-west of Przemyśl and 51 km (32 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.[1] The village has a population of 1,000.

In Bircza was born Orthodox metropolitan Yov Boretsky and Jan Komski.

Before World War II, the Bircza area was home to a large Jewish community. Nearly all of them were murdered during the ensuing Holocaust.

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Coordinates: 49°41′32″N 22°28′46″E / 49.69222°N 22.47944°E / 49.69222; 22.47944