Wyry

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Wyry
Village
A local Catholic church
A local Catholic church
Wyry is located in Poland
Wyry
Wyry
Coordinates: 50°8′N 18°55′E / 50.133°N 18.917°E / 50.133; 18.917Coordinates: 50°8′N 18°55′E / 50.133°N 18.917°E / 50.133; 18.917
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Mikołów
Gmina Wyry
Population 6,400

Wyry [ˈvɨrɨ] (German: Wyrow) is a village in Mikołów County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Wyry.[1] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south of Mikołów and 15 km (9 mi) south-west of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 6,400.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1287.

During the political upheaval caused by Matthias Corvinus the land around Pszczyna was overtaken by Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn, who sold it in 1517 to the Hungarian magnates of the Thurzó family, forming the Pless state country. In the accompanying sales document issued on 21 February 1517 the village was mentioned as Wyry.[2] The Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the War of the Austrian Succession most of Silesia was conquered by the Kingdom of Prussia, including the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Musioł, Ludwik (1930). "Dokument sprzedaży księstwa pszczyńskiego z dn. 21. lutego 1517 R.". Roczniki Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk na Śląsku. Katowice: nakł. Towarzystwa ; Drukiem K. Miarki. R. 2: 235–237. Retrieved 12 September 2014.