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Pszów

Pszów
Basilica in Pszów
Basilica in Pszów
Flag of Pszów
Flag
Coat of arms of Pszów
Coat of arms
Pszów is located in Poland
Pszów
Pszów
Coordinates:
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Wodzisław
Gmina Pszów (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1265
Government
 • Mayor Marek Hawel
Area
 • Total 20.42 km2 (7.88 sq mi)
Elevation 311 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 14,012
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 44-370
Car plates SWD
Website http://www.pszow.pl

Pszów (}

}}: Pschow) is a town in Wodzisław County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 14,035 inhabitants (2004). It is located on Rybnik Plateau (Płaskowyż Rybnicki), in close vicinity to such cities, as Rybnik, Wodzisław Śląski, Racibórz, Radlin, Rydułtowy, Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Żory. With the area of 20.42 square kilometres (7.88 sq mi), between 1975 and 1994, Pszów was a district of Wodzisław Śląski.

First mention of Pszów comes from 1265, when, called then Psov, it was granted Magdeburg rights. The first wooden church was built in the town in 1293. Across the centuries, Pszów shared the fate of Upper Silesia, belonging to Kingdom of Poland, Kingdom of Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy, Kingdom of Prussia, and German Empire. Following the Silesian Uprisings, in 1922 Pszów became part of Second Polish Republic. Incorporated as a city in 1954, it now is a part of the Rybnik Coal Area. Coal Mine Rydułtowy-Anna is located on the territory of Pszów and Rydułtowy.

Pszów has one sports club - Górnik Pszów, founded in 1924. It is most famous for boxers, such as Andrzej Biegalski, Bogdan Gajda (gold medal at 1977 European Amateur Boxing Championships), and Zbigniew Kicka (bronze medal at 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships).

Twin cities

External links

  • Official website




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