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Grzawa is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°57′38″N 19°03′28″E / 49.96056°N 19.05778°E / 49.96056; 19.05778
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Pszczyna
Gmina Miedźna
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population 463

Grzawa [ˈɡʐava] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Miedźna, within Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1]

The village has a population of 463.


During the political upheaval caused by Matthias Corvinus the land around Pszczyna was overtaken by Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn, who sold it in 1517 to the Hungarian magnates of the Thurzó family, forming the Pless state country. In the accompanying sales document issued on 21 February 1517 the village was mentioned as Rzawa.[2] The Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the War of the Austrian Succession most of Silesia was conquered by the Kingdom of Prussia, including the village.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Musioł, Ludwik (1930). "Dokument sprzedaży księstwa pszczyńskiego z dn. 21. lutego 1517 R". Roczniki Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk na Śląsku. Katowice: nakł. Towarzystwa ; Drukiem K. Miarki. R. 2: 235–237. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 49°57′38″N 19°3′28″E / 49.96056°N 19.05778°E / 49.96056; 19.05778