Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°8′N 17°32′E / 51.133°N 17.533°E / 51.133; 17.533
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Oleśnica
Gmina Bierutów
  Total 8.36 km2 (3.23 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 5,066
  Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 56-420

Bierutów [bʲɛˈrutuf] is a town in Oleśnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Bierutów. The town lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of Oleśnica, and 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of the regional capital Wrocław.

Prior to 1945 the town was in Germany and known as Bernstadt an der Weide. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union. The town of Bernstadt was renamed as Bierutów after Polish Communist leader Bolesław Bierut.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 5,066. Its castle is believed to date to the 13th century, and was the headquarters of the local forestry body after World War II.[1]

Notable residents

Mayors since 1990

Name years in office
Bogdan Smolarczyk 1990 – 1992
Andrzej Wojtkowiak 1992 – 1997
Edward Puk 1997 – 1998
Włodzimierz Kubiak 1998 – 2002
Roman Kazimierski 2002 – 2004
Grzegorz Michalak 2005 – 2006
Władysław Bogusław Kobiałka since 2006


  1. "Bierutów – a castle and a castle tower, 3b Zamkowa street". Retrieved 3 May 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°07′40″N 17°32′20″E / 51.12778°N 17.53889°E / 51.12778; 17.53889

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