The "Old Municipality Building"
The "Old Municipality Building"
Coat of arms of Brzeszcze
Coat of arms
Brzeszcze is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°0′N 19°9′E / 50°0′N 19°9′E / 50.000; 19.150
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
Established15th century
Town rights1962
 • MayorCecylia Ślusarczyk
 • Total19.17 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
 • Total11,730
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+48 32

Brzeszcze [ˈbʐɛʂt͡ʂɛ] is a town in Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland, near Oświęcim. As of 2006, Brzeszcze has about 12,000 citizens. The history of the town dates back to the 15th century, and it was probably founded by Flemish settlers. Brzeszcze lies along regional roads nr. 933 and nr. 949, and its name comes from the brzost (Ulmus glabra) trees, which once were abundant in the Sola river valley. In the past the town was spelled Brzescie, Breszcze, Brescze, Brzeszce, and Brzesczye.


Brzeszcze lies in the Northern Carpatian Foothills, on the Vistula river, in western Lesser Poland. The town is part of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. The distance to Kraków is 79 kilometres (49 miles), and the distance to Czech border crossing at Cieszyn, 50 km (31 mi). The town has three rail stations - Brzeszcze, Brzeszcze-Kopalnia, and Brzeszcze-Jawiszowice. All three are located along rail line nr. 93, which goes from Trzebinia to Zebrzydowice.

Other Languages
беларуская: Бжэшчы
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Бжэшчэ
български: Бжешче
català: Brzeszcze
Deutsch: Brzeszcze
eesti: Brzeszcze
español: Brzeszcze
Esperanto: Brzeszcze
français: Brzeszcze
Basa Jawa: Brzeszcze
latviešu: Bžešče
Bahasa Melayu: Brzeszcze
Nederlands: Brzeszcze (plaats)
polski: Brzeszcze
português: Brzeszcze
română: Brzeszcze
русский: Бжеще
slovenčina: Brzeszcze
српски / srpski: Бжешче
svenska: Brzeszcze
українська: Бжеще
Tiếng Việt: Brzeszcze
中文: 布熱什切