Place Name SILESIA

TYPE: Region

Meaning & History

From Mount ŚLĘŻA or the River ŚLĘZA. This is the name of a historical region in southern Poland, with portions in the Czech Republic and Germany.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Slezsko (Czech), Silésie (French), Schlesien (German), Śląsk, Ślęża, Ślęza (Polish)
Entry added May 31, 2018