Kęty

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Kęty
Central Kęty

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Kęty is located in Poland
Kęty
Coordinates: 49°54′N 19°13′E / 49.900°N 19.217°E / 49.900; 19.217
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyOświęcim
GminaKęty
Government
 • MayorTomasz Bąk
Area
 • Total23.14 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Elevation315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total19,252
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code32-650
Car platesKOS
Websitehttp://www.kety.pl
 
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Kęty
Central Kęty

Coat of arms
Kęty is located in Poland
Kęty
Coordinates: 49°54′N 19°13′E / 49.900°N 19.217°E / 49.900; 19.217
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyOświęcim
GminaKęty
Government
 • MayorTomasz Bąk
Area
 • Total23.14 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Elevation315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total19,252
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code32-650
Car platesKOS
Websitehttp://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 major of the town of Kenty, Stanislaus Bacenga and his wife Anna became the Saint John Cantius, also known as John (Johann) of Kraków.

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