Karczmiska gmina, Opole Lubelskie powiat of Lubelskie, Poland
Karczmiska Gmina Page
GENERAL: Below is a list of every city, town and village in this gmina, with information about each place, where known, and any links to other sites if available. This page is for all places in the PLACE-FINDER index with the code L2. Information not specific to this gmina may be found through the homepage.
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POST/ZIP CODES: Near the bottom of the page is a table of zip codes for some of the towns and villages in this gmina.
OLD WOJ.: All places in this gmina are in the old woj. of LUBELSKIE


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4L2. Karczmiska

The Gmina of Karczmiska
The gmina has a population of 6500 and covers an area of 95 sq.km, 71% is arable farmland and 22.5% is forested. Of the arable land, 86.5% is ploughed, 10.5% is meadows and 3% is orchards. .The gmina of Karczmiska is situated between Lublin and Pulawy and was established in 1443 as a parish. The gmina is located partly in the Belzyce Plain and the Chodel river valley. The main rivers are the Chodelanka, Kowalanka and the Karczmianka. There are 1324 farms and 81 other concerns, mainly crafts and trades. There is a narrow gauge railway system which connects with the main line at Naleczow. This line was closed to regular traffic, passenger and freight, in the mid-90's. However, train trips can still be booked for parties, using only one of the tracks. The central station and workshops are located in Karczmiska village. In the gmina is the second oldest oak tree in Poland.
GMINA OFFICE: Urząd gminy, 24-310 Karczmiska, woj. Lubelskie. Tel: (+48 81) 828 70 01
GMINA E-MAIL:
GMINA WEBSITE:
RIVERS: Brodek, Chodelka, Kowalanka,

Map of Gmina KarczmiskaThis map of Karczmiska shows how frequent farmsteads are.
Gmina Karczmiska from the narrow gauge railway.

Bielsko
A village at the very eastern end of a large area of meadowland, with a large wood about 1km to the north, and some small, wet woods to the south. The land to the east is arable. The land itself is slightly undulating.
CHAPEL: no data
Chodlik
A small village at the eastern end of an extensive area of meadowlands. Through the meadows flows the river Chodelka, just within  the gmina borders. Several streams and ditches cut through the meadowland. On the northeastern side of the village is a large wood. The part of the wood to the north of the village is quite wet. Just east of the village is the remains of a defensive mound, consisting of 3 rings of earth ramparts, dating from the middle ages. 
Ancient fortified settlement near Chodlik
Czerwone Łąki (Czerwone Laki)
A scattering of farmsteads on the east side of highway 824, in an area of slightly undulating land that is mainly wooded with some arable fields.
Głusko Duże Kol. (Glusko Duze Kol.)
Some houses and farmsteads near the station of a narrow gauge railway. The station is for Karczmiska and is the principal station on the line. There are the decaying railway yards here, as well as a disused line running south.
A Cottage in Głusko Duze Kol.
Głusko Duże (Glusko Duze)
A small village on a lane on the western side of minor highway 824. The land is slightly undulating and arable, with a large wood just to the west. Flowing west, on the south side of the village, is the river Kowalanka.
CHAPEL: no data
Głusko Małe/Głusko Małe Kol. (Glusko Male/Glusko Male Kol.)
A few houses to the east of Glusko, still on the south side of the stream and which is steep sided at this point. The land is open and arable.
Głusko (Glusko)
A small village on the soutern side of a stream The land is slightly undulating, open with arable land to the south and meadows on either side of the stream.
Górki (Gorki)
A small group of houses and a few farmsteads to the west of minor highway 824, on the east side of a large wood. Just to the north is a disused narrow gauge railway. The land is slightly undulating and arable.
Jaworce
Some maps show this spelling, others 'Jaworki'. A few farmsteads on the west side of minor highway 824. The land is undulating, open arable land to the east and woods to the west.
Jaworki
(see Jaworce)
Karczmiska [Krępa](Krepa)
A village in 2 parts, I and II. See below.
Karczmiska I
A large village on the Brodek river, which flows west from here. The land is slightly undulating, open and arable. To the northwest and southwest there are, however, large woods. Minor highway 824 passes through the centre of the village. To the west, on either side of the river, are many farmsteads.
In the 19th century, this village was owned by the Czartoryski family, but after the November Uprising the estate was confisticated by the Tsar and sold. During the occupation by the Germans in the first world war, a narrow gauge railway system was built to aid maximising the resurces they could extract from the area. The central station, workshops and sidings are in Karczmiska, although in the summer of 1999 most of the freight wagons were in the process of being cut up for scrap. There is a manor house from the 19th century, set in a landscape park. A classical style brick church from 1842-48 dedicated to St. Lawrence (sw. Wawrzynca). There is a wooden bell tower from the 18th century.
CHURCH: Parafia Rzymsko-Katolicka p.w. sw. Wawrynca, Karczmiska, woj. Lubelskie
Karczmiska Narrow Gauge Railway Station
Karczmiska
Karczmiska
Karczmiska II
A large village in a valley, in an area of undulating, open arable land. There is a small wood at the eastern end of the village. See Karczmiska I.
Kąty (Katy)
A few farmsteads clumped together on the eastern edge of a large area of meadowland. To the east is a very large wood. The land is relatively flat.
Kol. Karczmiska I
A scattering of farmsteads over the open arable land to the south of the villages of Karczmiska. At the eastern edge of the settlement area are a couple of orchards. A narrow gauge railway defines the southern border of the settlement.
Kol. Karczmiska II
Just east of karczmiska II is this scattering of famrsteads. The land is slightly undulating, open and arable.
Kol. Słotwiny (1 of 2 in gmina) (Kol. Slotwiny)
(see Zaborze Kol.)
Kol. Słotwiny (1 of 2 in gmina) (kol. Slotwiny)
A few houses and farmsteads on a country road at the southwestern end of Noworablow. The land is undulating, arable and generally open.
Mieczysławka (Mieczyslawka)
Some houses and a couple of farmsteads forming a very small village. There are a couple of outlying farmsteads. The land is slightly undulating and a mixture of arable land and woods. The village is located on the west side of minor highway 824.
Noworąblów (Noworablow)
A ribbon development village, with some distance between the small groups of houses on either side of a country road. The land is undulating, with several small woods in the vicinity.
Pniaki
Sometimes shown on map as  Słotwiny Pniaki Kol. A very small scattering of farmsteads in the middle of an area of slightly undulating, open arable land, some distance from any surfaced road.
Rejtmanówka (Rejtmanowka)
A small scattering of some farmsteads in the middle of some relatively flat, open arable land, with no surfaced roads.
Rozalin
A few houses on minor highway 824, with a couple of outlying farmsteads. The land is slightly undulating and wooded.
Słotwiny Pniaki Kol. (Slotwiny Pniaki Kol.)
(see Pniaki)
Słotwiny (Slotwiny)
A village at the junction of country roads in an area of slightly undulating, open arable land. There is a small wood at the northeastern end of the village, but the rest is open, arable land.
Uściąż Kol. (Usciaz Kol.)
A few farmsteads on the edge of a piece of open arable land, under the eaves of a wood. The land is slightly undulating and falls away to the northeast.
Uściąż (Usciaz)
A village with many outlying farmsteads on the west side of minor highway 824. The land is very slightly undulating and is a mixture of open arable land and woods. A couple of streams join in the village and flow east.
Wieś (Wies)
A few farmsteads in the middle of a large area of meadowlands. The southwestern border of the settlement is defined by the Chodelka river. Several other streams and ditches cut through the settlement area. Just across the river is the twin settlement of Mlyny (gmina Laziska), there is a bridge to connect the two. To the south, on the other side of the river, are 2 lakes.
Wolica Kol.
Some houses at the southeastern corner of Wolica, on the southern side of a steep sided stream. The land to the south is relatively flat, open and arable.
Wolica
A village on 2 parallel roads, one either side of the steep sided gulley of a stream. The land is slightly undulating and in the form of a shallow valley. The land is open and arable.
CHURCH: no data
Wydzirów (Wydzirow)
A couple of famrsteads at the southern end of an area of relatively flat, open arable land. Close, to the south, is a wood.
Wymysłów (Wymyslow)
A ribbon development village on a country road. The land is slightly rising to the eastern end of the village, but is on the whole relatively flat. There are 4 orchards in the village, of varying sizes. A narrow gauge railway passes the village on its northern side, running parallel with the road. The railway is now only used occasionally to carry tourists.
Wymyslow
Wymyslow
Zaborze Kol.
On some maps as Słotwiny Kol. A couple of houses and some farmsteads in an area of slightly undulating, opena arable land. There is a small wood at the southern end of the village.
Zaborze
A few farmsteads strung out along a country road. The land is slightly undulating, open and arable. At a distance of about 2-800m there are some small woods in several directions.
Zagajdzie
Some maps show this in this gmina, however, see entry in Wilkow gmina (4L1).


Postal/Zip Codes for Karczmiska Gmina
Bielsko 
Chodlik 
Głusko ( Glusko ) 
Głusko Duże ( Glusko Duze ) 
Głusko Małe ( Glusko Male ) 
Górki ( Gorki ) 
Jaworce 
Karczmiska I 
Karczmiska II 
Mieczysławka ( Mieczyslawka ) 
Noworąblów ( Noworablow ) 
Rozalin 
Słotwiny ( Slotwiny ) 
Uściaż ( Usciaz ) 
Uściaż Kol. ( Usciaz Kol. ) 
Wolica 
Wolica Kol. 
Zaborze Kol. 
24-300 
24-300 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-310 
24-322 
24-300 
24-310 
24-120 
24-120 
24-310 
24-310 
24-160

Map of the Gmina of Karczmiska



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