Stary Paczków

Stary Paczków [ˈstarɨ ˈpat͡ʂkuf] (German: Alt Patschkau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Paczków, within Nysa County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, close to the Czech border.[1] It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) east of Paczków, 22 km (14 mi) west of Nysa, and 69 km (43 mi) west of the regional capital Opole. It is located within the historic region of Lower Silesia.

Stary Paczków
Village
Church of All Saints in Stary Paczków
Church of All Saints in Stary Paczków
Stary Paczków is located in Poland
Stary Paczków
Stary Paczków
Coordinates: 50°27′N 17°2′E / 50.450°N 17.033°E / 50.450; 17.033
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyNysa
GminaPaczków
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Initially named Paczków, it was renamed Stary Paczków (meaning "Old Paczków") after the newly founded town of Paczków nearby took the name in 1254.[2] In a medieval document from 1338 the village was mentioned under the Latinized name Antiquum Paczcow.[3] The name Paczków comes from the Old Polish male name Pakosław.[2] In 1861 the village was inhabited by 810 people, solely of Catholic confession.[3] Between 1871 and 1945 it was part of Germany.

The landmark of Stary Paczków is the medieval Church of All Saints.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b "Historia miasta". Paczków - oficjalna strona internetowa (in Polish). Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Tom VII, Warszawa, 1886, p. 813 (in Polish)


Coordinates: 50°27′N 17°2′E / 50.450°N 17.033°E / 50.450; 17.033