Pieńsk

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Pieńsk
Main promenade in Pieńsk
Main promenade in Pieńsk
Flag of Pieńsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Pieńsk
Coat of arms
Pieńsk is located in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Pieńsk
Pieńsk
Pieńsk is located in Poland
Pieńsk
Pieńsk
Coordinates: 51°14′47″N 15°2′46″E / 51.24639°N 15.04611°E / 51.24639; 15.04611
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian Voivodeship
CountyZgorzelec
GminaPieńsk
Government
 • MayorTadeusz Łowicki
Area
 • Total9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total6,036
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
59-930
Car platesDZG
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.piensk.com.pl

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 town lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north of Zgorzelec, and 140 kilometres (87 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław. As of 2006, it has a population of 5,799.

History[edit]

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.

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Coordinates: 51°14′47″N 15°02′46″E / 51.24639°N 15.04611°E / 51.24639; 15.04611