Staniszów

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Staniszów

Stonsdorf
Village
Church of the Transfiguration in Staniszów
Church of the Transfiguration in Staniszów
Staniszów is located in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Staniszów
Staniszów
Location of Staniszów
Staniszów is located in Poland
Staniszów
Staniszów
Staniszów (Poland)
Coordinates: 50°50′59″N 15°43′34″E / 50.84972°N 15.72611°E / 50.84972; 15.72611Coordinates: 50°50′59″N 15°43′34″E / 50.84972°N 15.72611°E / 50.84972; 15.72611
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
PowiatJelenia Góra
GminaPodgórzyn
Population
640

Staniszów [staˈniʂuf] (German: Stonsdorf) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Podgórzyn, within Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 6 km (4 mi) south of Jelenia Góra, and 97 km (60 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław. The village has a population of 640.

Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. There used to be a Bismarck tower on the village's highest point, Prudelberg Hill, erected in 1901 when the area was part of Germany. The monument was destroyed after 1945; its base has been preserved. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. The herbal bitter Echt Stonsdorfer, still produced in Germany, originated in this village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.