Main promenade in Pieńsk
|Voivodeship||Lower Silesian Voivodeship|
|• Mayor||Tadeusz Łowicki|
|• Total||9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Pieńsk [pʲɛɲsk] (German: Penzig) is a town in Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Pieńsk, and stands on the east bank of the Lusatian Neisse river, which forms the border between Poland and Germany. It is administered by the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
The Upper Lusatian lords of Penzig, the Herren von Penzig, are first recorded in 1241. Besides Penzig in Upper Lusatia the family held a number of other towns and territories on both banks of the Neiße river. In 1491 the city of Görlitz purchased the Penziger Heide (parts of the territory of Penzig) and combined it as Görlitzer Heide with its own communal territory.
- Herren von Penzig territory purchased by city of Görlitz
- Penziger Heide and Görlitz on both banks of Neiße River on 1645 map.
- Historical Map of Lausitz, Görlitzer Kreis , Pentzig. East of Neiße River.
- Official town website
- Pieńsk information service
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