Gielniów

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Gielniów
Village
Coat of arms of Gielniów
Coat of arms
Gielniów is located in Poland
Gielniów
Gielniów
Coordinates: 51°23′N 20°29′E / 51.383°N 20.483°E / 51.383; 20.483Coordinates: 51°23′N 20°29′E / 51.383°N 20.483°E / 51.383; 20.483
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyPrzysucha
GminaGielniów
Elevation
209 m (686 ft)
Population
1,100

Gielniów [ˈɡʲɛlɲuf] is a village in Przysucha County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Gielniów.[1] It lies northern part of historic Lesser Poland, approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Przysucha and 100 km (62 mi) south of Warsaw. The village has a population of 1,100.

Gielniów used to be a town from 1455 until either 1869 or 1870. It received Magdeburg rights due to efforts of a local nobleman Tomasz Mszczuj of Brzezinki. Until the Partitions of Poland, Gielniów belonged to Lesser Poland’s Sandomierz Voivodeship, but it remained a very small town, whose population was app. 100 (as for the mid-17th century). In 1815 - 1915, Gielniów was part of Russian-controlled Congress Poland, losing its town charter after the failed January Uprising. In the mid-19th century, its population was app. 500, and after losing the charter, Gielniów declined.

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  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.