Czaszyn is a Polish village in the Sanok County in the East Małopolska in the Lesser Beskid mountains. The Roman Catholic church (parish of p.w. Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego) for the village of Czaszyn was located in that same village. It's diocesan was located in Przemyśl.


Czaszyn about 10 miles from Sanok in south-eastern Poland. It is situated below the main watershed at the foot of the Słonne Mountain, and has an elevation of 270 meters. Situated in the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Krosno Voivodship (1975-1998) and Sanok district, (10 miles east of Sanok), located near the towns of Medzilaborce and Palota (in northeastern Slovakia).

Czaszyn was founded in 1450 by Tarnawskis family. During 966 - 1018 and 1340 - 1772 (Ruthenian Voivodeship) and during 1918 - 1939 Czaszyn was part of Poland. While during 1772 - 1918 it belonged to Austrian empire, later Austrian-Hungarian empire when double monarchy was introduced in Austria. The masonry church was built and blessed in 1835, it replaced an old wooden church. Church was "Translation of Saint Nicholas", buit in 1835, still standing. The church was destroyed in 1946. Some people left Czaszyn on April 29, 1947 (Akcja Wisla) and moved to the Gdansk area of Poland. Some people went to Ukraine in 1946. The village was burned down 1946 by the UPA. In 1785 the village lands comprised 15.66 km². There were 4600 Catholics. This part of Poland was controlled by Austria for almost 120 years. At that time the area (including west and east of Subcarpathian Voivodship) was known as Galicia.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 270 metres and covers an area of 10,6617 km². It has a population of about 1410 people.

Most popular surnames in the region

Surnames (19th) : Bednarz, Bosy, Wójt, Galicz, Giba, Hliwiatczyn, Dziedzic, Duda, Kowal, Kudla, Kuryca, Malowany, Maruszczak, Mielnik, Miszczyszyn, Mudry, Owsianik, Ostach, Ostrowski, Pawilszyn, Plaksa, Romanisko, Sałak, Sierak, Sowa, Fal, Chomka, Szpak

External links

* Catolic church in Czaszyn
* Fire-brigade in Czaszyn
* Football team LKS Czaszyn

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