In the southwestern part of Wielkopolska Province in Gostyn County, lies the urban district of Piaski. This urban district covers an area of 100.7 square km, and approximately 8,300 people live there. The headquarters of Piaski used to have urban rights and today it is a big village situated near the Leszno-Jarocin railway line.
In the town Piaski there are over 3,000 citizens. Within the administrative borders of the urban district of Piaskithere are 26 towns including 16 village administrative offices. The name ‘Piaski’, formerly ‘Piaseczna Gora’ dates back to the seventeenth century and describes the features of the terrain on which the town came into being. The crucial moment for the settlement in this region was during the reign of Stanislaw August Poniatowski. In 1775, Paseczna Gora was created out of a small country settlement. It had the rights of a town for a century and a half, till the year 1934.
At the turn of a century people built a church in Piaski and a hospital called “Marysin” on the hill. The citizens of Piaski brought the Industrialist and Craftsmen Society, the Gymnastic Society ‘Sokół’ (‘Falcon’), and the Singing Club ‘Chopin’ into being.
By doing all of this they proved their patriotic existence during World War II. A lot of them were displaced because of their activities and some of them were shot.
Piaski urban district was liberated from the Nazi occupation in January of 1945.
Today, the urban district belongs to a well developing agricultural terrain.
Due to its history and location it is rich in architectural and natural monuments respectively. The urban district’s officials attach importance to the modernization of infrastucture. Thus, there is a full water and gas supply system of all towns, good roads, and a telecommunication network with the head office in Piaski. Piaski has an intercepting sewer as well as a landfill site.
A good location for transport in the urban district, free terrains for building housing estates and being open to any agricultural initiative secure the urban district for a further dynamic development.