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Flag of LeśnicaLeschnitz
Coat of arms of LeśnicaLeschnitz
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LeśnicaLeschnitz is located in Poland
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Strzelce Opolskie
Gmina Leśnica
Established 13th century
Town rights 1217
 • Mayor Hubert Kurzał
 • Total 14.45 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,905
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47-150
Area code(s) +48 77
Car plates OST
Website Official website

Leśnica (German: Leschnitz, 1936-45 Bergstadt) is a town in Poland. Since 1999 it has been in Strzelce Opolskie County in Opole Voivodship.


  • History 1
  • Notable people 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 3.1
  • External links 4


Bilingual labeling in German and Polish
Old Town

The town, which was first documented in 1217, was destroyed in 1429 during the Hussite Wars. As Leschnitz, it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1742 during the First Silesian War. The town was included in Landkreis Groß Strehlitz within the Prussian Province of Silesia in 1816. Leschnitz became part of the German Empire in 1871 during the unification of Germany. In 1936 while part of the Province of Upper Silesia, it was renamed Bergstadt (mountain town). In 1945 it was placed under Polish administration according to the Potsdam Agreement and renamed Leśnica. Due to fact that no less than 20% of its population belongs to the German minority in Poland, the town uses bilingual Polish and German signs and language [3] —Polish remains official, German is the language of "assistance".[4]

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Leśnica is twinned with:

External links

  • Jewish Community in Leśnica on Virtual Shtetl

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