Church of Saint Anne

Coat of arms

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
 • Mayor Małgorzata Gołyszny
 • 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

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.


External links

  • (Polish) Official website of the village
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.