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Church in Chrząchów
Church in Chrząchów
Chrząchów is located in Poland
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.


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.



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