Central Kęty

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 49°54′N 19°13′E / 49.900°N 19.217°E / 49.900; 19.217
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Oświęcim
Gmina Kęty
  Mayor Krzysztof Jan Klęczar
  Total 23.14 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 19,252
  Density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32-650
Car plates KOS
Website http://www.kety.pl

Kęty [ˈkɛntɨ] is a town in Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland with 18,955 inhabitants (2012). The town located in Silesian Foothills dates its earliest document from 1277 when Polish prince of Opole Władysław confirmed sale of the settlement and adoption of Lviv city rights.[1] The town's name comes from the word kąt (Polish for corner). The greatest development of the town came under the rule of Jagiellons, when the town became royal property.[2]

The son of the mayor of the town of Kenty, Stanislaus Bacenga and his wife Anna became the Saint John Cantius, also known as John (Johann) of Kraków.


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kęty is twinned with:


Coordinates: 49°53′10″N 19°13′00″E / 49.88611°N 19.21667°E / 49.88611; 19.21667

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