Pruchna

Pruchna
Village

Church of Saint Anne

Coat of arms
Pruchna
Pruchna

Coordinates: 49°51′55.1″N 18°40′57.17″E / 49.865306°N 18.6825472°E / 49.865306; 18.6825472Coordinates: 49°51′55.1″N 18°40′57.17″E / 49.865306°N 18.6825472°E / 49.865306; 18.6825472

Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Strumień
First mentioned 1305
Government
 • Mayor Małgorzata Gołyszny
Area
 • Total 19.03 km2 (7.35 sq mi)
Population (June 2008)
 • Total 2,442
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-523
Car plates SCI
Website http://www.pruchna.com.pl/

Pruchna [ˈpruxna] is a village in Gmina Strumień, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It has a population of 2,442 (2008). Pruchna lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The name of the village is probably derived from the rotten trees (to rot is próchnieć in Polish).

The village was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as Prochna.[1] It belonged then to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290.

There are several landmarks in the village, including Catholic Saint Anne Church and Lutheran Resurrection of the Lord Church. In 1844-1863 a train station has been constructed in Pruchna. There is also a memorial to soldiers of the Red Army fallen in Pruchna in the last months of World War II.

Footnotes

External links

  • (Polish) Official website of the village
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