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Road through the village
Road through the village
Hecznarowice is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°54′N 19°10′E / 49.900°N 19.167°E / 49.900; 19.167
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko County
Gmina Wilamowice
First mentioned 1457
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population 2,316

Hecznarowice [xɛt͡ʂnarɔˈvit͡sɛ] (wym. Hylciadüf) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Wilamowice, within Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Wilamowice, 11 km (7 mi) north-east of Bielsko-Biała, and 41 km (25 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 2,316.


The village was first mentioned as Helcznarowicze in the document issued by Jan IV of Oświęcim on 21 February 1457 in which he agreed to sell the Duchy of Oświęcim to the Polish Crown.[2]

The territory of the Duchy of Oświęcim was eventually incorporated into Poland in 1564 and formed Silesian County of Kraków Voivodeship. Upon the First Partition of Poland in 1772 it became part of the Austrian Kingdom of Galicia. After World War I and fall of Austria-Hungary it became part of Poland. It was annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II, and afterwards it was restored to Poland.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Prokop, Krzysztof Rafał (2002). Księstwa oświęcimskie i zatorskie wobec Korony Polskiej w latach 1438-1513. Dzieje polityczne (in Polish). Kraków: PAU. p. 151. ISBN 83-88857-31-2. 

Coordinates: 49°54′N 19°10′E / 49.900°N 19.167°E / 49.900; 19.167