Pogorzela

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Pogorzela
Saint Michael the Archangel Church
Saint Michael the Archangel Church
Coat of arms of Pogorzela
Coat of arms
Pogorzela is located in Poland
Pogorzela
Pogorzela
Coordinates: 51°49′15″N 17°14′5″E / 51.82083°N 17.23472°E / 51.82083; 17.23472
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyGostyń
GminaPogorzela
Area
 • Total4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,974
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal code
63–860
Websitehttp://www.pogorzela.pl

Pogorzela [pɔɡɔˈʐɛla] (German: Brandenstein) is a town in Gostyń County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 1,958 inhabitants (as of 2004). Pogorzela is located on the western edge of the Kalisz Upland, at the junction of county roads Krotoszyn-Gostyń and the Koźmin-Krobia.

HIstory[edit]

Pogorzela is first mentioned in the early 15th century when the town was owned by Wczelów-Pogorzelskich. It is notable as the birthplace of Preczlaw of Pogarell a medieval Roman Catholic Bishop of Wrocław. In the 16th century the town became a center of Lutheranism, and in the 18th century became a centre of light industries.

In 1999 Pogorzela was administratively moved from Krotoszyn County to Gostyń County.

Landmarks[edit]

Coordinates: 51°49′15″N 17°14′05″E / 51.82083°N 17.23472°E / 51.82083; 17.23472