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Roczyny [rɔˈt͡ʂɨnɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Andrychów, within Wadowice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-west of Andrychów, 14 km (9 mi) west of Wadowice, and 51 km (32 mi) south-west of the regional capital Kraków.[1]

Roczyny
Village
Roczyny under Złota Górka mountain in Little Beskids
Roczyny under Złota Górka mountain in Little Beskids
Coat of arms of Roczyny
Coat of arms
Roczyny is located in Poland
Roczyny
Roczyny
Coordinates: 49°51′N 19°19′E / 49.850°N 19.317°E / 49.850; 19.317
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyWadowice
GminaAndrychów
First mentioned1457
Population
3,728
Websitehttp://www.roczyny.pl/

The village has a population of 3,728.

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned as Rocziny in the document issued by Jan IV of Oświęcim on 21 February 1457 in which he agreed to sell the Duchy of Oświęcim to the Polish Crown.[2]

The territory of the Duchy of Oświęcim was eventually incorporated into Poland in 1564 and formed Silesian County of Kraków Voivodeship. Upon the First Partition of Poland in 1772 it became part of the Austrian Kingdom of Galicia. After World War I and fall of Austria-Hungary it became part of Poland. It was annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II, and afterwards it was restored to Poland.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Prokop, Krzysztof Rafał (2002). Księstwa oświęcimskie i zatorskie wobec Korony Polskiej w latach 1438-1513. Dzieje polityczne (in Polish). Kraków: PAU. p. 151. ISBN 83-88857-31-2.


Coordinates: 49°51′N 19°19′E / 49.850°N 19.317°E / 49.850; 19.317