Zarzecze, Cieszyn County


Former fire station and a chapel

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°54′46.84″N 18°50′3.5″E / 49.9130111°N 18.834306°E / 49.9130111; 18.834306

Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Chybie
First mentioned 1223
 • Mayor Franciszek Stokłosa
Area 3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Population (2008) 313
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-520
Car plates SCI

Zarzecze [zaˈʐɛt͡ʂɛ] is a village in Gmina Chybie, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland.[1] It has a population of 313 (2008).

Zarzecze is one of the oldest villages in Cieszyn Silesia. It was first mentioned in 1223 as Zasere, in a document of Bishop of Wrocław issued for Norbertine Sisters in Rybnik among villages paying them tithe.[2][3] It belonged then to the Duchy of Opole and Racibórz and Castellany of Cieszyn, which was in 1290 formed into the Duchy of Teschen.

Nowadays village's area is only in small part consisting land of the former Zarzecze municipality that was drowned by waters of Goczałkowice Reservoir in 1955.

Folklorist and writer Ludwik Kobiela was born here.



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