Piotrowice-Ochojec

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Piotrowice-Ochojec
Katowice District
Targowisko housing estate
Targowisko housing estate
Location of Piotrowice-Ochojec within Katowice
Location of Piotrowice-Ochojec within Katowice
Coordinates: 50°12′33.2″N 18°58′50.9″E / 50.209222°N 18.980806°E / 50.209222; 18.980806Coordinates: 50°12′33.2″N 18°58′50.9″E / 50.209222°N 18.980806°E / 50.209222; 18.980806
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County/City Katowice
Area
 • Total 12,08 km2 (466 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 25,110
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+48) 032

Piotrowice-Ochojec (German: Petrowitz-Ochojetz) is a district of Katowice, Poland. It has an area of 12,08 km2 and in 2007 had 25,110 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

Piotrowice[edit]

The oldest settlement in the area of what are now the districts Piotrowice, Podlesie and Zarzecze was Uniczowy, a village that existed in the 12th century and was first mentioned in the year 1287.

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 Petrowicze Vnicziowy.[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.

Uniczowy was somewhat replaced by Piotrowice in the 17th century. It was merged with Katowice in 1939.

Ochojec[edit]

The area of Ochojec was covered with forests until the middle of the 17th century. Around 1650 a folwark was established here by Promnitz family, the owners of Pless (Pszczyna). The small settlement emerged in 1770. The meaningful growth of Ochojec began after World War I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urząd Miasta Katowice. "Katowice - Studium uwarunkowań i kierunków zagospodarowania przestrzennego" (PDF) (in Polish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  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. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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