Wilkowice, Bielsko County

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Wilkowice
Village
Hospital in Wilkowice
Hospital in Wilkowice
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Wilkowice is located in Poland
Wilkowice
Wilkowice
Coordinates: 49°45′N 19°6′E / 49.750°N 19.100°E / 49.750; 19.100
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko County
Gmina Wilkowice
Established early 14th century
Population 6,496
Website http://www.wilkowice.pl/

Wilkowice [vilkɔˈvit͡sɛ] (German: Wolfsdorf) is a village in Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Wilkowice.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Bielsko-Biała and 56 km (35 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice. The village has a population of 6,496.

It is one of the oldest villages in Żywiec Basin. It was established in the early 14th century by the Cistercian monastery in Rudy, which owned the area alongside Łodygowice and Pietrzykowice.

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Coordinates: 49°45′N 19°6′E / 49.750°N 19.100°E / 49.750; 19.100