Uraz, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Uraz [ˈuras] (German: Auras) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Oborniki Śląskie, within Trzebnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies on the Oder River, approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Oborniki Śląskie, 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of Trzebnica, and 19 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław. As of 2011 it had a population of 949.

Uraz
Village
Uraz and the Church of Archangel Michael
Uraz and the Church of Archangel Michael
Coat of arms of Uraz
Coat of arms
Uraz is located in Poland
Uraz
Uraz
Coordinates: 51°15′N 16°51′E / 51.250°N 16.850°E / 51.250; 16.850
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyTrzebnica
GminaOborniki Śląskie
Population
 (2011)
949

HistoryEdit

In the middle of the 13th century, there was a prince's stronghold in Uraz, managed by the castellan.

LandmarksEdit

 
The Castle ruins

The main church, the Church of Archangel Michael, was mentioned in 1218. The present church was built in 1750–1789 in the Baroque style. It was restored in the 19th century, but burned down in 1945. It was subsequently rebuilt in 1951-1953 by the priest Franciszek Dorżyński. In 1970 a new interior with polychrome was added. In 1997, the church was flooded to a height of 40 cm. In the years 1997–2000 it was renovated. In the church there are sculptures brought by repatriates from Navaria, near Lviv.[2] There is the ruins of a castle, Zamek Uraz, (Uraz Castle), dated to 1319, which was destroyed by the 1950s.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Kościoły i kaplice archidiecezji wrocławskiej. ks. prof. Józef Pater (red.). Wrocław: Kuria Metropolitalna Wrocławska, 2002. ISBN 83-85598-22-7.
  3. ^ "Zamek Uraz" (in Polish). Polskaorg.pl. Retrieved 8 July 2020.

Coordinates: 51°15′N 16°51′E / 51.250°N 16.850°E / 51.250; 16.850