Jankowice, Pszczyna County

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Coat of arms of Jankowice
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Location of Jankowice within Gmina Pszczyna
Location of Jankowice within Gmina Pszczyna
Jankowice is located in Poland
Location of Jankowice within Gmina Pszczyna
Coordinates: 50°0′5″N 18°59′18″E / 50.00139°N 18.98833°E / 50.00139; 18.98833Coordinates: 50°0′5″N 18°59′18″E / 50.00139°N 18.98833°E / 50.00139; 18.98833
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Pszczyna
Gmina Pszczyna
Population 2,697

Jankowice [jankɔˈvit͡sɛ] (German: Jankowitz) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Pszczyna, within Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) north-east of Pszczyna and 28 km (17 miles) south of the regional capital Katowice. The village has a population of 2,697.


The village lies in the historical region of Upper Silesia.

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 Jankowicze.[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.

After World War I in the Upper Silesia plebiscite 467 out of 505 inhabitants voted in favour of joining Poland, against 38 for Germany.[3] It became later a part of Silesian Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic. It was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Poland.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 1 June 2008. 
  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. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Results of the Upper Silesia plebiscite in Pless/Pszczyna County" (in German). Archived from the original on 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-05-03.