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Airfield in Gotartowice
Airfield in Gotartowice
Location of Gotartowice within Rybnik
Location of Gotartowice within Rybnik
Coordinates: 50°04′40″N 18°37′06″E / 50.077849°N 18.618272°E / 50.077849; 18.618272Coordinates: 50°04′40″N 18°37′06″E / 50.077849°N 18.618272°E / 50.077849; 18.618272
Country Poland
 • Total3,550
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)(+48) 032

Gotartowice (German: Gotartowitz) is a district of Rybnik, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. In the late 2013 it had about 3,550 inhabitants.[1]


The village could have been established in the late 13th century, supposedly by a local knight named Gothard, appearing in documents in the 1290s. The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Gothartovitz decima solvitur more polonico.[2][3]

Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Opole and Racibórz, within feudally fragmentated Poland, ruled by a local branch of the Silesian Piast dynasty. In 1327 the Upper Silesian duchies became a fee of the Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. After Silesian Wars it became a part of the Kingdom of Prussia.

After World War I in the Upper Silesia plebiscite 469 out of 534 voters in Gotartowice voted in favour of joining Poland, against 65 opting for staying in Germany.[4] In 1922 it became a part of Silesian Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic. They were then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Poland.

In years 1945-1954 it was a part of gmina Boguszowice, in 1962 it was absorbed by the town Boguszowice and as part of it, was on May 27, 1975 amalgamated with Rybnik.[5]


  1. ^ "Gotartowice" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Schulte, Wilhelm (1889). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae T.14 Liber Fundationis Episcopatus Vratislaviensis (in German). Breslau.
  3. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latin). Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Results of the Upper Silesia plebiscite in Rybnik County" (in German). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-05-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 22 maja 1975 r. w sprawie zmiany granic niektórych miast w województwach katowickim i opolskim., Dz. U. z 1975 r. Nr 15, poz. 87