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Zakrzów, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County

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Coordinates: 50°14′58″N 18°9′20″E / 50.24944°N 18.15556°E / 50.24944; 18.15556Coordinates: 50°14′58″N 18°9′20″E / 50.24944°N 18.15556°E / 50.24944; 18.15556
CountryPoland Poland
GminaPolska Cerekiew
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationOK

Zakrzów [ˈzakʂuf] (German: Sakrau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Polska Cerekiew, within Kędzierzyn-Koźle County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-east of Polska Cerekiew, 12 km (7 mi) south of Kędzierzyn-Koźle, and 49 km (30 mi) south of the regional capital Opole.

The village has a population of 1,035.


Saint Nicholas church
Saint Nicholas church

The name of the village comes from the Polish words za krzewami, which means "behind the bushes", and refers to its location. In the Middle Ages it was part of Piast-ruled Poland, and afterwards it was also part of Bohemia (Czechia), Prussia and Germany. In 1936, the German administration changed the name to Rosengrund in attempt to erase traces of Polish origin. During World War II the Germans operated the E704 forced labour subcamp of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp in the village.[2] The village became again part of Poland after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in 1945, and its historic Polish name was restored.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "Working Parties". Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2021.

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Zakrzów, Kędzierzyn-Koźle County
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