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Gliwice
Coat of arms of Gliwice
(Flag) (Coat of arms)
Location of Gliwice
Basic Information
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Powiat (County) Rada Miejska Gliwic
Gmina (Commune) Gliwice
Urban Information
Population 200,361 (December 31, 2004)
Area of district - km²
Founded 1276
City rights -
Latitude
Longitude
50°17' N
18°40' E
Gmina Gliwice
Type of commune urban commune (Gmina miejska)
Districts (No.) -
Area 134,2 km²
Agglomeration -
Density 1528/km²
Area code +48 32
Car plates SG
Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau, Doncaster, Kežmarok, Nacka, Salgótarján, Valenciennes
Economy and Traffic
Economy -
Highway -
Railway -
Airport Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport
Administration
Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz
Municipal Address -
Municipal Website

Gliwice (pronounce: Image:Ltspkr.png [gli'viʦε]; German: Gleiwitz), is an industrial city in southern Poland with 200,361 inhabitants (2004) over the Kłodnica River, about 20 km to the west from Katowice. While it was situated in the Katowice Voivodeship from 1975-1998, Gliwice has been situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since 1999. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Gliwice_herb. ... from pl wiki File links The following pages link to this file: Gliwice Categories: GFDL images ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... A county (Polish: powiat, pronounced povyat; plural, powiaty) is the Polish third-level unit of administration, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture (NUTS-4 or rather LAU-1) in other countries. ... The municipality or commune (Polish: gmina, plural: gminy) is the principal unit (lowest level) of territorial division in Poland. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The municipality or commune (Polish: gmina, plural: gminy) is the principal unit (lowest level) of territorial division in Poland. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... —— // This is a list of twin towns or sister cities — that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. ... Map of Germany showing Bottrop Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen). ... Dessau is a town in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. ... Doncaster is a town in the English county of South Yorkshire, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. ... Kežmarok (German: Kesmark/Käsmark, Hungarian: Késmárk, Polish: Kiezmark, Latin: Kesmarkium) is a town in eastern Slovakia. ... Nacka Municipality is a Swedish Municipality in central Sweden. ... Salgótarján (approximate pronunciation: shal-gow-tahr-yaan) is a city with county rights in Nógrád county, north-eastern Hungary. ... Valenciennes (Dutch: Valencijn, Latin: Valentianae) is a town and commune in northern France in the Nord département on the Escaut river. ... Main Article: Transport in Poland Polish motorway network as of September, 2006. ... Łódź WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Reymont Airport (IATA: LCJ, ICAO: EPLL), formerly known as Łódź-Lublinek Airport, is a regional airport in central Poland, located approximately 6 km southwest of the Łódź city center. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... Katowice Voivodeship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975-1998, superseded by the Silesian Voivodeship. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

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History

Late Middle Ages

Gliwice was first mentioned as a town in 1276 and was ruled during the Middle Ages by the Silesian Piast dukes. It became a possession of the Bohemia crown in 1335, passing with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526. For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Ślónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Events Abu Said dies and the Ilkhan khanate ends Slavery abolished in Sweden Charles I of Hungary allies with Poland against the Hapsburgs and Bohemians Carinthia and Carniola come under Habsburg rule. ... Habsburg (sometimes spelled Hapsburg, but never so in official use) was one of the major ruling houses of Europe. ... January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ...


Early Modern Age

Because of the vast expenses incurred by the Habsburg Monarchy during their 16th century wars against the Ottoman Empire, Gliwice was leased to Friedrich Zettritz for the meager amount of 14,000 thalers. Although the original lease was for a duration of 18 years, it was renewed in 1580 for 10 years and in 1589 for an additional 18 years. The Habsburg Monarchy, often called Austrian Monarchy or simply Austria, are the territories ruled by the Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg, and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine, between 1526 and 1867/1918. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The wars of the Ottoman Empire in Europe marked the better part of the history of southeastern Europe, notably, giving infamy to the Balkans. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–65) Edirne (1365–1453) Constantinople (Ä°stanbul, 1453–1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 Osman I  - 1918–22 Mehmed VI... This article or section should include material from Tenancy agreement A lease is a contract conveying from one person (the lessor) to another person (the lessee) the right to use and control some article of property for a specified period of time (the term), without conveying ownership, in exchange for... Examples of German and Austrian Thalers compared to a US quarter piece (bottom center) The Thaler (or Taler) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ...


During the Silesian Wars fought from 1740- 1746 and then again from 1757-1763, Gliwice was taken from Austria by the Kingdom of Prussia along with the majority of Silesia. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Gleiwitz was administered in the Prussian Tost-Gleiwitz Landkreis ("district") in 1816. The city was incorporated with Prussia into the German Empire in 1871. In 1897 Gleiwitz became its own Stadtkreis, or urban district. The Silesian Wars were a series of wars between Prussia and Austria (and their changing allies) for control of Silesia. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ... Combatants Allies: Austrian Empire[1] Kingdom of Portugal Kingdom of Prussia[1] Russian Empire[2] Kingdom of Spain[3] Kingdom of Sweden United Kingdom[4] Ottoman Empire[5] French Empire Kingdom of Holland Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Naples Duchy of Warsaw Kingdom of Bavaria[6] Kingdom of Saxony[7... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Motto Gott mit Uns (German: God with us”) Anthem Heil dir im Siegerkranz (unofficial) Territory of the German Empire in 1914, prior to World War I Capital Berlin Language(s) Official: German Unofficial minority languages: Danish, French, Frisian, Polish, Sorbian Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1871–1888 William I  - 1888 Frederick... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Industrialization

Gleiwitz began to develop into a major city through industrialization during the 19th century. The town's ironworks fostered the growth of other industrial fields in the area. During the latter 19th century Gleiwitz had: Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ironworks at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England An ironworks or iron works is a building or site where iron is smelted and where heavy iron and/or steel products are made. ...

Other features of the 19th century industrialized Gleiwitz were a gasworks, a furnace factory, a beer bottling company, and a plant for asphalt and paste. Economically, Gleiwitz opened several banks, Savings and loan associations, and bond centers. Its tram system was completed in 1892, while its theater was opened in 1899; until World War II, Gleiwitz' theatre featured actors from through Europe and was one of the most famous theatres of entire Germany. The city's population in 1875 was 14,156. Laboratory distillation set-up using, without a fractionating column 1: Heat source 2: Still pot 3: Still head 4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature 5: Condenser 6: Cooling water in 7: Cooling water out 8: Distillate/receiving flask 9: Vacuum/gas inlet 10: Still receiver 11: Heat control 12: Stirrer speed... The entrance of a brewery. ... An ancient Chinese tomb model of a foot-powered mill, Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220 AD), Freer Gallery of Art. ... An old brick wall in English bond laid with alternating courses of headers and A brick is a block of ceramic material used in masonry construction and sized to be layed with one hand using mortar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... Look up shingle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Needles,situated on the Isle Of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. ... Sculpting hot blown glass. ... Gasification is a process that converts carbonaceous materials, such as coal or biomass, into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. ... A furnace is a device for heating air or any other fluid. ... A bottling company is a commercial enterprise whose output is the bottling of beverages for distribution and sale. ... Base layer of asphalt concrete in a road under construction. ... This article is in need of attention. ... “Banker” redirects here. ... A savings and loan association is a financial institution which specializes in accepting savings deposits and making mortgage loans. ... In finance, a bond is a debt security, in which the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to repay the principal and interest (the coupon) at a later date, termed maturity. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


20th century

Old City Hall

According to the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, Gleiwitz's population in 1905 was 61,324. By 1911 it had two Protestant and four Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue, a mining school, a convent, a hospital, two orphanages, and a barracks. Gleiwitz was the center of the mining industry of Upper Silesia. It possessed a royal foundry, with which were connected machine manufactories and boilerworks. Other industrialized areas of the city had other foundries, meal mills, and manufactories producing wire, gas pipes, cement, and paper. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 516 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1230 × 1428 pixel, file size: 329 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gliwice ... (Redirected from 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica) The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A synagogue (from Ancient Greek: , transliterated synagogÄ“, assembly; Hebrew: beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: , shul; Ladino: , esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... An orphanage (historically an orphans asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ... A barracks housing conscripts of Norrbottens regemente in Boden, Sweden. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ... Map of Upper Silesia, 1746 Upper Silesia (Polish: Górny ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Oberschlesien, Czech: Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... A foundry is a factory which produces castings of metal, both ferrous and non-ferrous. ...


After the end of World War I, clashes between Poles and Germans occurred during the Silesian Uprisings. Ethnically Polish inhabitants of Upper Silesia wanted to incorporate Upper Silesian town Gleiwitz under its polish name Gliwice not into Germany, but into the resurrected Polish state. The differences between Germans and Poles led to three subsequent Polish uprisings, and German resistance against them. Seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict, the League of Nations held a plebiscite on March 20, 1921 to determine which country Gleiwitz should belong to. In Gleiwitz, 32,029 votes (78.7% of given votes) were for staying in Germany, Poland received 8,558 (21.0%) votes, and 113 (0.3%) votes were declared invalid. The total voter turnout was listed as 97.0%. The League of Nations determined, that three Silesian towns: Gleiwitz/Gliwice, Zabrze and Beuthen/Bytom will remain in Germany, and the rest of Upper Silesia with its main town of Katowice (Kattowitz) will join the newly founded Poland. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Silesian Uprisings (Polish: Powstania śląskie) was a series of three military insurections (1919-1921) of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the German/Prussian forces in order to force them out the region and join it with Poland, that regained her independence after the World... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919-1920. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Map of Upper Silesia, 1746 Upper Silesia (Polish: Górny Śląsk, German: Oberschlesien, Czech: Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the Kłodnica and Rawa rivers. ...


An attack on a radio station in Gleiwitz on August 31, 1939, staged by the German secret police, served as a pretext for Nazi Germany to invade Poland, which was the beginning of World War II. Following World War II, Silesia has been reunited. Gliwice became a part of Poland and thus part of the Silesian-Dabrowa Voivodeship in 1945. The ethnic German population was expatriated to Germany as stated by the Potsdam Conference. Gliwice Radio Tower. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Katowice Voivodeship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975-1998, superseded by the Silesian Voivodeship. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Germans expelled from the Sudetenland // The expulsion of Germans after World War II refers to the forced migration of people considered Germans (Reichsdeutsche and some Volksdeutsche) from various European states and territories during 1945 and in the first three years after World War II 1946-48. ... Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin meeting at the Potsdam Conference on July 18, 1945. ...


Education

Gliwice is a hometown of

Silesian University of Technology (Polish name: Politechnika Śląska) is a university located in Gliwice, Poland. ... Częstochowa ( , German: ) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Categories: PAN | PAU | Scientific societies | Polish scientific societies | Stub | Education in Poland | Polish institutions | National academies ... Computer scaence, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (e. ...

Sports

Piast Gliwice, Polish football club This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Piast Gliwice is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Sośnica Gliwice is a Polish womens handball team, based in Gliwice, playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Womens Handball League (Premiership League). ... Handball is a popular team sport in Poland. ... Season 2004/2005 teams Season 2003/2004 final results 1st-6th place group 1. ...

Famous people

Richard Fritz Behrendt(* 6. ... Map of Upper Silesia, 1746 Upper Silesia (Polish: Górny ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Oberschlesien, Czech: Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... William Blandowski (21 January 1822-18 December 1878), a zoologist, was born in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland, but then part of Prussia. ... Lothar Bolz(3 September 1903-29 December 1986) was an East German politician. ... “East Germany” redirects here. ... Professor Jerzy Buzek (born 3 July 1940 in ÅšmiÅ‚owice, then Germany, now Smilovice, Czech Republic) is a Polish academic lecturer and politician, prime minister of Poland from 1997-2001 and today a Member of European Parliament, elected 13th June, 2004 with the record number of votes in whole Poland. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ... Ernst Degner (born 22 September 1931 in Gleiwitz, Germany) was a German motorcycle racer. ... Gottfried Bermann, later Gottfried Bermann-Fischer (July 31, 1897, Gleiwitz, Silesia - September 17, 1995, Camaiore) was a German publisher. ... Among the important early researchers in X-rays were Sir William Crookes, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Eugene Goldstein, Heinrich Hertz, Philipp Lenard, Hermann von Helmholtz, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Charles Barkla, and Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... This article is in need of attention. ... ORF may refer to: Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrias national public-service broadcaster An open reading frame The IATA airport code for Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Virginia An acronym for Open Relay Filter, which is an email anti-spam function. ... Gustav Richard Ludwig Neumann (born 15 December 1838, Gleiwitz, Silesia – died 16 February 1881, Wehlau, East Prussia) was a German chess master. ... Lukas Podolski (IPA—German: ) (born as Łukasz Podolski on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland), nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. ... ... Oscar Troplowitz (1863-1918) was a German pharmacist and entrepreneur who purchased Beiersdorf AG, which was then a laboratory and chemists shop in Hamburg from Paul Carl Beiersdorf in 1890. ... NIVEA is a large global skin- and body-care brand, owned by German company Beiersdorf. ... A controversial critic, editor, poet and translator associated with The New Formalist movement, Leo Yankevich was born into a family of Roman Catholic Irish-Polish immigrants on October 30, 1961. ... Richard Wetz (February 26, 1875 — 16 January 1935) was a German late Romantic composer best known for his three symphonies. ... Jerzy ZiÄ™tek statue in Katowices city hall. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... Erich Peter Wohlfarth was a theoretical physicist born in Gleiwitz, Germany on December 7 1924. ...

Politics

Bytom/Gliwice/Zabrze constituency

Gliwice

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Bytom/Gliwice/Zabrze constituency Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 611 KB) Author: Reytan File links The following pages link to this file: Gliwice Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ...

  • Chojnacki Jan, SLD-UP
  • Dulias Stanisław, Samoobrona
  • Gałażewski Andrzej, PO
  • Janik Ewa, SLD-UP
  • Kubica Józef, SLD-UP
  • Martyniuk Wacław, SLD-UP
  • Okoński Wiesław, SLD-UP
  • Szarama Wojciech, PiS
  • Szumilas Krystyna, PO
  • Widuch Marek, SLD-UP

Municipal politics

President of city (Mayor) - Zygmunt Frankiewicz


Buildings

  • The Gliwice Radio Tower of Radiostacja Gliwicka ("Radio Station Gliwice") in Szobiszowice is the only remaining radio tower of wood construction in the world, and with a height of 118 metres, is perhaps the tallest remaining construction made out of wood in the world.
  • Gliwice Trynek narrow-gauge station is a protected monument. The narrow-gauge line to Raciborz via Rudy closed in 1991 although a short section still remains as a museum line.

The Gliwice Radio Tower is the transmission tower of the Gliwice, Poland, radio station, situated at 50°1848. ...

Sister cities

Gliwice is twinned with the following cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Bottrop Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Dessau is a town in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Doncaster is a town in the English county of South Yorkshire, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Kežmarok (German: Kesmark/Käsmark, Hungarian: Késmárk, Polish: Kiezmark, Latin: Kesmarkium) is a town in eastern Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Nacka Municipality is a Swedish Municipality in central Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Salgótarján (approximate pronunciation: shal-gow-tahr-yaan) is a city with county rights in Nógrád county, north-eastern Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Valenciennes (Dutch: Valencijn, Latin: Valentianae) is a town and commune in northern France in the Nord département on the Escaut river. ...

Literature

  • Boleslaw Domanski (2000) "The Impact of Spatial and Social Qualities on the Reproduction of Local Economic Success: The Case of the Path Dependent Development of Gliwice", in: Prace Geograficne, zesyt 106, Cracow, pp 35-54.
  • B. Nietsche, Geschichte der Stadt Gleiwitz (1886)
  • Seidel, Die königliche Eisengiesserei zu Gleiwitz (Berlin, 1896)

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Silesian Voivodship

Cities: Bielsko-Biała | Bytom | Chorzów | Częstochowa | Dąbrowa Górnicza | Gliwice | Jastrzębie Zdrój | Jaworzno | Katowice | Mysłowice | Piekary Śląskie | Ruda Śląska | Rybnik | Siemianowice Śląskie | Sosnowiec | Świętochłowice | Tychy | Zabrze | Żory
Powiats: Będzin | Bielsko | Bieruń-Lędziny | Cieszyn | Częstochowa | Gliwice | Kłobuck | Lubliniec | Mikołów | Myszków | Pszczyna | Racibórz | Rybnik | Tarnowskie Góry | Wodzisław | Zawiercie | Żywiec Image File history File links ÅšlÄ…skie_herb. ... Silesian voivodship since 1999 Silesia or Silesian Voivodship(1) is an administrative region and local government unit in Poland, established in 1999 out of Katowice, CzÄ™tochowa and Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganisation Act of 1998 (effective 1 January 1999). ... Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a (pronounce: [[Media:Bielsko-Biala. ... Bytom ( ; German: ) is a city in southern Poland with 205,560 inhabitants (1999). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Chorzów Mayor Marek Kopel Area 33,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 117 430 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°18 N 18°57 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SH Twin towns - Municipal Website Chorzów... CzÄ™stochowa ( , German: ) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... DÄ…browa Górnicza (pronounce: [dɔ̃brÉ”vagurniʧa]) is a city in southern Poland with 140,000 inhabitants (1999) and a territory of 177 km², in a region called ZagÅ‚Ä™bie DÄ…browskie. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miasta Jastrzebie Zdrój Mayor Marian Janecki Area 88,4 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 102,294 - -/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 49°57 N 18°35 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SJZ Twin towns - Municipal Website Jastrzebie Zdroj Jastrz... Jaworzno is a town in southern Poland with 98,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... MysÅ‚owice (German Myslowitz) is a town in south Poland with 80,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Piekary ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska Mayor Andrzej Stania Area 77,7 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 149 000 - 1910/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°16 N 18°42 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SRS Twin towns - Municipal Website Ruda Åšl... Rybnik (pronounced: [ribnik]) is a city in southern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodship, close to the border with the Czech Republic, about 290 km south of the Polish capital Warsaw (Warszawa) and about 100 km west of Kraków, on the southern outskirts of the Upper Silesian industrial and metropolitan... Siemianowice ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 78,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Sielecki Castle Sosnowiec (pronounced: [sÉ”s:nÉ”vȋεʦ]) is a city located in the south of Poland, in a tributary of the Wisla (Vistula) river. ... ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice (German: Schwientochlowitz, pronunciation: [ˌɕvjɔ̃tÉ”xwɔˈviʦɛ]) is a town in south Poland with 55,500 inhabitants (2005). ... Tychy (pronounce: [tixi], German: ) is a city in southern Poland with a population of 132,600. ... Zabrze (pronounced: [zabʒε]; German: , from 1915-1945 Hindenburg) is a city in southern Poland with 194,041 inhabitants (2004). ... Å»ory (read:[:Zho-ree]) is a town in south Poland with 62,800 inhabitants (2004). ... BÄ™dzin County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Bielsko County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... BieruÅ„-LÄ™dziny County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Cieszyn Powiat (in Polish powiat cieszyÅ„ski) is an administrative district in Polands Silesian Voivodship. ... CzÄ™stochowa County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Gliwice County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... KÅ‚obuck County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Lubliniec County (in Polish powiat lubliniecki) is an administrative district in Polands Silesian Voivodship. ... Mikołów County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Myszków County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Pszczyna County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Racibórz County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Rybnik County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Tarnowskie Góry County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... WodzisÅ‚aw County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Zawiercie County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ... Å»ywiec County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Silesian Voivodeship. ...


Coordinates: 50°17′N, 18°40′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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