Urzedow gmina, Krasnik powiat of Lubelskie, Poland
(Urzedow) Gmina Page
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4G1. Urzędów (Urzedow)
The Gmina of Urzedow
The gmina has a population of XX and covers an area of XX sq.km.
This is an agricultural gmina and it specialises in orchards. they
also grow soft fruit - 10% of all rasberries grown in Poland are grown
here. There are 1700 farms, the average size is 5.2 hectares. Most of the
soft fruit is sold to Western Europe. Urzedow dates from the 14th century,
was located on the way from Cracow to Vilnius. In 1405 the town of Urzedow
received location rights, and the next 2oo hundred years was a period of
great prosperity. They even had earthern banks surrounding the town, the
remains of which are still visible. Like many other places everything broke
down in the 17th century and it eventually lost its town rights in 1869.
The gmina is very hilly and the highest point is 258m above sea level.
Urzedow was very famous for its excellent quality of pottery, it being
a speciality for several hundreds of years. But of course the number of
families still in the pottery trade is decreasing, but one of the most
famous families is that of Gajewski (from Beczyn), and they have been in
the pottery business for over 200 years.
GMINA OFFICE: Urzad Gmina, XX, woj. Lubelskie. Tel: (+48 XX)
Part of Urzedow. There still remains the old
tradition of pottery making here.
CHURCH: Parafia rzymskokatolicka Najświętszego
Serca Pana Jezusa, Boby Kolonia 82, Boby Kolonia, pow. Kraśnik, woj. Lubelskie
Boby Księże (Boby Ksieze)
Boby Wieś (Boby Wies)
CHURCH: Parafia rzymskokatolicka Trójcy
Przenajświętszej, Popkowice, pow. Kraśnik, woj. Lubelskie
Popkowice Księże (Popkowice Ksieze)
Rozdoły Stare (Rozdoly Stare)
CHAPEL: no data
Stara Wieś (Stara Wies)
This has been a trading village since at least
1405, later it obtained town rights. The high point was in the 16th century
after it was rebuilt following a Tartar raid early in the century. It obtained
dykes and a palisade, with gates named Lublin, Krakow and Opole. Fragments
of buildings and the dykes still remain. the parish church dates from the
18th century. There is also a Neo-gothic cemetary chapel and also a very
small wooden chapel (1890) which has many pilgrims come to visit it.
CHURCH 1: Parafia rzymskokatolicka, Kościelna
1, Urzędów, pow. Kraśnik, woj. Lubelskie
CHURCH 2: no data
CHURCH 3: no data
Postal/Zip Codes for the Gmina of Urzedow
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