Kobiór (German ''Kobier'') is a village
in Pszczyna County
, Silesian Voivodeship
, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina
(administrative district) called Gmina Kobiór
It lies approximately north of Pszczyna
and south of the regional capital Katowice
The village has a population of 4,702.
The village was established in the 15th century.
During the political upheaval caused by Matthias Corvinus
the land around Pszczyna
was overtaken by Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn
, who sold it in 1517 to the Hungarian magnate
s of the Thurzó
family, forming the Pless state country
. In the accompanying sales document issued on 21 February 1517 the village was mentioned as ''Kobyer''.
The Kingdom of Bohemia in 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy
. In the War of the Austrian Succession
most of Silesia was conquered by the Kingdom of Prussia
, including the village.
Category:Villages in Pszczyna County