Wieprz, Silesian Voivodeship

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Wieprz
Village
General view of the village
General view of the village
Wieprz is located in Poland
Wieprz
Wieprz
Coordinates: 49°38′17″N 19°10′28″E / 49.63806°N 19.17444°E / 49.63806; 19.17444
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyŻywiec
GminaRadziechowy-Wieprz
Population
3,535

Wieprz [vjɛpʂ] (translation: Boar) is a village in Żywiec County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Radziechowy-Wieprz.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Żywiec and 70 km (43 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice. The village has a population of 3,535.

It is one of the oldest villages in Żywiec Basin. It was first mentioned in Liber beneficiorum (1470-1480) as Wyeprze Maior and Wyeprze Minor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Joannis Długosz Senioris Canonici Cracoviensis, "Liber Beneficiorum", Aleksander Przedziecki, Tom II, Kraków 1864, p. 290.


Coordinates: 49°38′17″N 19°10′28″E / 49.63806°N 19.17444°E / 49.63806; 19.17444