Chrząchów

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Chrząchów
Village
Church in Chrząchów
Church in Chrząchów
Chrząchów is located in Poland
Chrząchów
Chrząchów
Coordinates: 51°25′N 22°7′E / 51.417°N 22.117°E / 51.417; 22.117
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
County Puławy
Gmina Końskowola
Established 15th century
Elevation 180.2 m (591.2 ft)
Population 736
Postal code 24-130

Chrząchów [ˈxʂɔ̃xuf] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Końskowola, within Puławy County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It lies on the Kurówka River, approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) east of Końskowola, 11 km (7 mi) east of Puławy, and 37 km (23 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin.[1] In 2004 the village had a population of 736.

There are about 160 small farms and houses, a small Roman Catholic church, fire brigade, elementary school, post office and two shops.

Name[edit]

According to local legend, the name of this village came from the sound of wild boars, but alternatively it may have come from:

  1. the name of an inhabitant or owner, or
  2. bushes, shrubs (Polish krzaki, local informal dialect krzoki).

In the old Polish language, k and ch were often written and spoken alternatively (for example chrzcić and krzcić = to baptize). In an old document the name of the village was written Krzochów.

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Coordinates: 51°25′N 22°7′E / 51.417°N 22.117°E / 51.417; 22.117