Rejowiec, Lublin Voivodeship

Rejowiec pronounced  is a town in Chełm County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland It is the seat of the gmina administrative district called Gmina Rejowiec It lies approximately 17 kilometres 11 mi south-west of Chełm and 52 km 32 mi east of the regional capital Lublin

The town has a population of 2,114


Rejowiec is located about 40 km south of Lublin, close to an intersection of railroads and roads The village was established in the 16th century by a family of noblemen named Rej, who were active in spreading the Calvinist religion, and established a religious college in the village

In 1547, Rejowiec received acknowledgement and privileges as a town, from King Sigismund I the Old, including the right to hold two annual fairs, and an exemption from taxes for 10 years In the 17th century the owners of Rejowiec changed, a number of times, and the Calvinist College closed In the 18th century, when the Catholic reaction grew, the remaining Calvinists were repressed

In the second half of the 19th century, a copper casting factory and two tanneries were established in Rejowiec The town was called a village again since the second half of the 19th century The biggest industrial factory in Rejowiec until 1939 was the glass factory that employed 180 workers

From 1 January 2017, Rejowiec is again called a town


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office GUS - TERYT National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal" in Polish 2008-06-01 

Coordinates: 51°5′N 23°16′E / 51083°N 23267°E / 51083; 23267

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