Krasiczyn

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49°46'00"N
022°40'00"E
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 Poland
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Krasiczyn [kraˈɕit͡ʂɨn] is a village in Przemyśl County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Krasiczyn. The village has a population of 440. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Przemyśl and 56 km (35 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów. In Krasiczyn stands the Krasicki Palace, a Renaissance palace built for Stanisław Krasicki by Galleazzo Appiani. Adam Stefan Sapieha, a cardinal whom Pope John Paul II described as 'my model', was born in Krasiczyn, in the castle.

History

As a result of the first of Partitions of Poland (Treaty of St-Petersburg dated 5 July 1772, the Galicia area was attributed to the Habsburg Monarchy. When a postoffice was opened in 1869, the town was in the Przemyśl Bezirkshauptmannschaft. For more details, see the article Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.
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