Tułowice, Opole Voivodeship

Tułowice [tuwɔˈvit͡sɛ] (German: Tillowitz) is a town in Opole County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of Gmina Tułowice. It lies approximately 22 km (14 mi) south-west of the regional capital Opole. It is located within the historic region of Upper Silesia.

Tułowice
Town
Church of Saint Roch in Tułowice
Church of Saint Roch in Tułowice
Coat of arms of Tułowice
Tułowice is located in Poland
Tułowice
Tułowice
Tułowice is located in Opole Voivodeship
Tułowice
Tułowice
Coordinates: 50°35′36″N 17°39′18″E / 50.59333°N 17.65500°E / 50.59333; 17.65500Coordinates: 50°35′36″N 17°39′18″E / 50.59333°N 17.65500°E / 50.59333; 17.65500
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyOpole
GminaTułowice
Town rights2018
Area
 • Total9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total4,011
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationOPO
Websitehttp://www.tulowice.pl/

The town has a population of 4,011.

HistoryEdit

In the Middle Ages the settlement was under Polish rule, and then it was also part of Bohemia (Czechia), Prussia and Germany. During World War II, the Germans established and operated the E581 forced labour subcamp of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp in the village.[2] The village was restored to Poland after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in 1945. In the 19th century it was also known in Polish as Tyłowice.[3] For most of its history, Tułowice was a village, before it was granted town rights in 2017, with effect from 2018.[4]

TransportEdit

There is a train station, located on the Polish Railway Line No. 287 which connects Opole and Nysa.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

See twin towns of Gmina Tułowice.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ "Working Parties". Lamsdorf.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. ^ Lompa, Józef (1847). Krótki rys jeografii Śląska dla nauki początkowej (in Polish). Głogówek. p. 28.
  4. ^ Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 24 lipca 2017 r. w sprawie ustalenia granic niektórych gmin i miast, nadania niektórym miejscowościom statusu miasta, zmiany nazwy gminy oraz siedzib władz niektórych gmin, Dz. U. z 2017 r. poz. 1427