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Jarocin is a town in central Poland with 25,700 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Kalisz Voivodship (1975-1998). Greater Poland Voivodship (in Polish województwo wielkopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship of western-central Poland It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Poznan, Kalisz, Konin, Pila and Leszno voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Map as of 1975 Kalisz Voivodship (1) 1975-1998 ( Polish: województwo kaliskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975- 1998, superseded by Greater Poland Voivodship. ...

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Jarocin Festival

The town became famous in the 1980s thanks to the Jarocin Festival, one of the first rock and punk music festival in the Eastern Bloc countries. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Look up Punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Punk can have the following meanings: A follower of punk music, fashion or culture. ...


Education

  • Wielkopolska Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna

Famous people

Eduard Lasker (14 October 1829 - 5 January 1884) was a German politician and jurist. ... The German opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (born December 9, 1915) is one of the leading sopranos of the post-World War II period, much admired for her performances of Mozart and Strauss. ... Categories: People stubs | 1874 births | 1960 deaths | Polish generals ... Soldiers of Greatpolish Army Greater Poland Uprising of 1918- 1919 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1918-19 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region (also called the Grand Duchy of Poznań) against the German/Prussian forces. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

External links

  • Site of Jarocin's Municipal Office (http://www.jarocin.pl/)

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Site of Jarocin's Municipal Office (422 words)
The establishment and development of medieval Jarocin was due to a favourable location at the crossing of important trade routes - from Wroclaw to Torun and from Poznan to Kalisz.
For the time, Jarocin was a dynamic and modern town, equipped with water and sewage system, gas station and a railway station with electric lighting.
Today Jarocin is a town of 27 thousand inhabitants, a dynamic administrative centre of a large and densely populated commune, where both industry and agriculture play an important role.
BIGpedia - Jarocin - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (95 words)
Jarocin is a town in central Poland with 25,700 inhabitants (1995).
The town became famous in the 1980s thanks to the Jarocin Festival, one of the first rock and punk music festival in the Eastern Bloc countries.
Stanisław Taczak, Polish general and commander-in-chief of the Great Poland Uprising (1918-1919) - born on 8 April 1874 in Mieszk√≥w near Jarocin
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