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Encyclopedia > Konin, Poland
St Andrew's Church in Konin
St Andrew's Church in Konin

Konin is a town on the Warta river in central Poland with 82,700 inhabitants (1995). Image File history File links Konin_kosciol_sw_andrzeja. ... Image File history File links Konin_kosciol_sw_andrzeja. ... Warta (Latin: Varta, German: Warthe) is a river in western-central Poland, a tributary of the Oder river. ...


It is situated in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), having previously been the capital of Konin 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. ... Konin Voivodship ( Polish: województwo konińskie) - a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975- 1998, superseded by Greater Poland Voivodship. ...

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History

In the 17th century, epidemics, fires and war with Sweden provoked the decline of the town. In 1815, with the dissolution of the Duchy of Warsaw, Konin was returned in the Royaume de Congrès controlled by Russia. In 1853, the town participated in the January Insurrection. The repression of the Tsarist authorities was severe and the town went on to fear the statue of the Regional Centre for a long time.


The economic situation did not improve as a result of Polish independence in 1918. The living conditions of residents were miserable. There was no network for distribution of water, and no sewers. The town did not benefit from the Industrial Revolution. The inter-war econonomic crisis was harshly felt. The situation did not begin to improve until the désenclavement of the town, thanks to the opening of the Poznań-Warsaw steel-tipped route (railway?) and the construction of the canal in the Gopło lake which relied on the Warta River, which borders the town.


During the Second World War, Konin was part of the land annexed by Germany (Reichsgau Wartheland). In the town's surrounding forests, the Nazis carried out mass executions of Poles, mostly Jews. Jews had represented 30% of Konin's population prior to the war. A descendant of Konin Jews, Theo Richmond, wrote Konin: A Quest, the most extensive history of Jewish life in the town ever to appear in English.


Economy

Major corporations

  • Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA, Konin
  • Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Konin SA, Kleczew
  • Aluminium Konin-Impexmetal SA, Konin

Kleczew is a town in Greater Poland Voivodeship, western-central Poland. ...

Education

  • Wyższa Szkoła Kupiecka in Łódź, branch in Konin
  • Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa - see http://www.pwsz.konin.edu.pl/

Łódź ((?)) is Polands second largest city (population 776,297 in 2004). ...

Sports

Aluminium Konin is a Polish football club based in Konin, Poland. ...

Politics

Konin constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Konin constituency The Sejm building in Warsaw. ...

Alfred Budner (born August 30, 1950 in Tomaszew) is a Polish politician. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... The Polish Peasant Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe) is a political party in Poland. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, often also called Civic Platform) is a Polish liberal (libertarian) political party. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ... Tadeusz Tomaszewski (born February 21, 1959 in Niechanowo) is a Polish politician. ... Komitet Wyborczy Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy (Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union) is the electoral comitee and a coalition of two Polish political parties: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej and Unia Pracy. ...

References

Theo Richmond, Konin: A Quest, Jonathan Cape, London, 1995 Konin: One Man's Quest for a Vanished Jewish Community


Famous people from Konin

Coordinates: 52°13′N 18°15′E Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (b. ... Reni Jusis (born March 29, 1974 in Konin), is a female Polish pop singer, songwriter and producer. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Konin, Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Konin is a town on the Warta river in central Poland with 82,700 inhabitants (1995).
It is situated in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), having previously been the capital of Konin Voivodship (1975-1998).
In 1815, with the dissolution of the Duchy of Warsaw, Konin was returned in the Royaume de Congrès controlled by Russia.
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