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Wyśmierzyce [vɨɕmjɛˈʐɨt͡sɛ] is a town in Białobrzegi County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland, with 884 inhabitants (2004). Until 2017 it was the smallest town in Poland.

Wyśmierzyce
Church of Saint Theresa of Ávila
Coat of arms of Wyśmierzyce
Coat of arms
Wyśmierzyce is located in Poland
Wyśmierzyce
Wyśmierzyce
Coordinates: 51°37′25″N 20°49′12″E / 51.62361°N 20.82000°E / 51.62361; 20.82000Coordinates: 51°37′25″N 20°49′12″E / 51.62361°N 20.82000°E / 51.62361; 20.82000
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyBiałobrzegi
GminaWyśmierzyce
Establishedfourteenth century
Town rights1338-1870, 1922
Government
 • MayorMarek Bielewski
Area
 • Total16.56 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total920[1]
 • Density54.6/km2 (141/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26-811
Area code(s)+48 48
Car platesWBR
WebsiteWyśmierzyce.pl

It lies along National Road Nr. 48, on the right, southern bank of the Pilica River. Historically Wyśmierzyce belongs to the province of Lesser Poland, and is located on the border with Mazovia. From its foundation until 1795, the town belonged to Lesser Poland’s Sandomierz Voivodeship. The area of the town is approximately 16,84 km2.

HistoryEdit

Until the late 17th century, the name of the town was spelled Wyszemierzyce (also Vyszemierzice and Wyssemierzyce). The name comes from a male given name Wyszemir. Wyśmierzyce was granted Magdeburg rights on December 12, 1338, and like many other locations in northern Lesser Poland, was stripped of them after January Uprising (1869), by the government of Tsarist-controlled Congress Poland. In 1378, first Roman Catholic parish was opened here, and in 1657, the town was completely destroyed by the army of Transilvanian prince George II Rakoczi during the Swedish Invasion of Poland. After the Partitions of Poland, Wyśmierzyce at first belonged to Austria’s West Galicia, and in 1815 it became part of Tsarist-controlled Congress Poland, from 1844 on as part of Radom Governorate. The village regained its town charter in 1922, when it belonged to Second Polish Republic’s Kielce Voivodeship.

Between 1973 and 2017 Wyśmierzyce was the smallest town in Poland. It ceased to be the smallest town when Wiślica with the population of 503 (population in 2016) reagained its city rights on 1 January 2018 [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wyśmierzyce". www.polskawliczbach.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ http://prawo.sejm.gov.pl/isap.nsf/download.xsp/WDU20170001427/O/D20171427.pdf

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