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
VoivodeshipSubcarpathian
CountyPrzemyśl County
GminaBircza
Population 1,000
Websitehttp://www.Bircza.pl

Bircza [ˈbirt͡ʂa] 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.[citation needed]

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

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 1 June 2008.

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