Żegocina [ʐɛɡɔˈt͡ɕina] is a village and sołectwo in Bochnia County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Żegocina. It lies on road number 965, approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of Bochnia and 46 km (29 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.[2]

Żegocina
Village
Saint Nicholas Church
Saint Nicholas Church
Żegocina is located in Poland
Żegocina
Żegocina
Coordinates: 49°49′N 20°25′E / 49.817°N 20.417°E / 49.817; 20.417
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyBochnia
GminaŻegocina
Population1,670
Websitewww.zegocina.pl (in Polish)

OriginsEdit

The settlement was founded by Wierzbięta in the 12th century. A church was established in 1293 by the knight Zbigniew Żegota, of the clan Topór.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jednostki pomocnicze gminy Żegocina - Sołectwa" [Auxiliary Units of Gmina Żegocina - Sołectwos] (in Polish). Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 1 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Gmina Żegocina - sołectwo Żegocina" (in Polish). Retrieved 7 September 2009.

Coordinates: 49°49′N 20°25′E / 49.817°N 20.417°E / 49.817; 20.417