Strzelce, Świdnica County

Coordinates: 50°55′N 16°40′E / 50.917°N 16.667°E / 50.917; 16.667
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Strzelce
Village
Strzelce is located in Poland
Strzelce
Strzelce
Coordinates: 50°55′N 16°40′E / 50.917°N 16.667°E / 50.917; 16.667
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyŚwidnica
GminaMarcinowice
First mentioned1193
Vehicle registrationDSW

Strzelce [ˈstʂɛlt͡sɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Marcinowice, within Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Marcinowice, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Świdnica, and 35 km (22 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

History[edit]

When it was part of medieval Piast-ruled Poland, in 1193, the village was mentioned under the name Strelce as an endowment of the Canons Regular Monastery in Wrocław.[2][3] In 1204, it was mentioned under the Old Polish name Strelovo.[4] The name of the village is of Polish origin and comes from the old Polish word strzelec, which means "hunter" or "archer".[5]

In 1885, the village had a population of 675.[2]

During World War I, the Germans operated a forced labour camp for Allied prisoners of war in the village.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Tom XI (in Polish). Warszawa. 1890. p. 461.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  3. ^ Grünhagen, Colmar (1884). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae (in German). Vol. 7. Josef Max & Comp. p. 56.
  4. ^ Grünhagen, p. 83
  5. ^ Damrot, Konstanty (1896). Die älteren Ortsnamen Schlesiens, ihre Entstehung und Bedeutung. Mit einem Anhange über die schlesisch-polnischen Personennamen. Beiträge zur schlesischen Geschichte und Volkskunde (in German). Verlag von Felix Kasprzyk. p. 115.
  6. ^ Kujat, Janusz Adam (2000). "Pieniądz zastępczy w obozach jenieckich na terenie rejencji wrocławskiej w czasie I i II wojny światowej". Łambinowicki rocznik muzealny (in Polish). Opole. 23: 13. ISSN 0137-5199.