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A local Catholic church
A local Catholic church
Coat of arms of Kobiór
Coat of arms
Kobiór is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°3′37″N 18°56′22″E / 50.06028°N 18.93944°E / 50.06028; 18.93944Coordinates: 50°3′37″N 18°56′22″E / 50.06028°N 18.93944°E / 50.06028; 18.93944
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Pszczyna
Gmina Kobiór
Population 4,702
Website http://www.forum.kobior.com/

Kobiór [ˈkɔbjur] (German Kobier) is a village in Pszczyna County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Kobiór.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Pszczyna and 22 km (14 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 4,702.


The village was established in the 15th century.

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 Kobyer.[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. Retrieved 12 September 2014.