Żywiec

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Żywiec
Top left: Market square with cathedral bell tower Top right: Holy Cross Church Middle left: Beskid Wyzsza University Middle right: Zamkowy Park Bottom left: Saint Mark Church Bottom middle: Monument of Pope John Paul II Bottom right: Habsburg Palace
Top left: Market square with cathedral bell tower
Top right: Holy Cross Church
Middle left: Beskid Wyzsza University
Middle right: Zamkowy Park
Bottom left: Saint Mark Church
Bottom middle: Monument of Pope John Paul II
Bottom right: Habsburg Palace
Coat of arms of Żywiec
Coat of arms
Żywiec is located in Poland
Żywiec
Żywiec
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
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyŻywiec County
GminaŻywiec (urban gmina)
Government
 • MayorAntoni Paweł Szlagor
Area
 • Total50.57 km2 (19.53 sq mi)
Highest elevation400 m (1,300 ft)
Lowest elevation344 m (1,129 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total32,078
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code34-300 to 34-330
Car platesSZY
Websitewww.zywiec.pl

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.