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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A nice small town

I visited this place yesterday it looks interesting. 

Radzionków - urban commune; Tarnowskie Góry County; Śląskie Voivodship - German name: Radzionkau.
Radzionków is a town in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Borders on the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - metropolis, located in the Silesian Highlands.It is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, previously in Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Radzionków is one of the towns of the 2,7 million conurbation - Katowice urban area and within a greater Silesian metropolitan area populated by about 5,294,000 people. The population of the town is 17,163 (2008). Area: 13.2 sq.km (5.1 sq.mi).
Oldest mentions come from the years 1326-1357 in the Vatican's records of Peter's Pence - (Denarii Sancti Petri).
In the aftermath of the Silesian Wars it found itself under Prussian rule. It became an important center of coal mining industry.
In 1920 the town chose Poland voting 4778 to 862 in the Plebiscite. Relations between the Poles and the minority Germans were very good until the WW II.
The Nazis arrested many Polish activists and send them to the concentration camps. Some were executed.
After the WW II, the Germans and many Poles were deported, either to Germany or to the Soviet gulags. 


  1. It looks like a nice town to visit.

  2. It does indeed look interesting. If those walls could talk...

  3. I like small towns. They are interesting. This one has a sad history.

  4. Your photos show a lovely town and thank you for sharing its history, yes very sad.

  5. Nice capture from the town.