Żywiec

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Żywiec
Main Square in Żywiec

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 49°41′21″N 19°12′21″E / 49.68917°N 19.20583°E / 49.68917; 19.20583Coordinates: 49°41′21″N 19°12′21″E / 49.68917°N 19.20583°E / 49.68917; 19.20583
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian Voivodeship
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Szlagor
Area
 • Total 50.57 km2 (19.53 sq mi)
Elevation 344-400 m (−968.3 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 32,078
 • Density 634.33/km2 (1,642.90/sq mi)
Time zone CEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 34-300 to 34-330

Żywiec (pronounce: [ˈʐɨvjɛt​͡s]) is a city in Poland. It is in the south of Poland in the historical region called Małopolska on Soła river in Silesian Voivodeship near Bielsko-Biała. It received city rights in 1327. In 2006 in Żywiec lived 32078 people. The current mayor is Antoni Szlagor.