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Boronów [bɔˈrɔnuf] ( listen) is a village in Lubliniec County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is (since 1993) the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Boronów. It lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) east of Lubliniec and 47 km (29 mi) north of the regional capital Katowice. it is on the Liswarta river. The village has a population of 2,793. Between 1975 and 1998 it was in the former Częstochowa Voivodeship.
The name Boronów originates from the coniferous forests (pl bory) in the area or from the surname Boronowski, who was one of owners of this village. In old chronicles the names Borunow and Bornów are found. But on the herb of Boronów there is a harrow, because it was a sign on the old village's stamp.
History of Boronów
In the 19th century the village belonged to Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen's family. In this time it was an industrial village. On its area there were two mines of ore, two breweries and a sawmill. Both mines were the largest in the whole ziemia lubliniecka.
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