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Żywiec
Top left: Market square with cathedral bell towerTop right: Holy Cross ChurchMiddle left: Beskid Wyzsza UniversityMiddle right: Zamkowy ParkBottom left: Saint Mark ChurchBottom middle: Monument of Pope John Paul IIBottom 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
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Żywiec County
Gmina Żywiec (urban gmina)
Area
 • Total 50.57 km2 (19.53 sq mi)
Highest elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Lowest elevation
344 m (1,129 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 32,078
 • Density 634.33/km2 (1,642.90/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34-300 to 34-330
Car plates SZY

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.


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