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Encyclopedia > Nieszawa

Nieszawa is a town and a commune in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-central Poland. As of June 30, 2004, the town has a population of 2047 people. The Kujavian-Pomeranian Voivodship (in Polish województwo kujawsko-pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in central-northern Poland. ...


  • official website
  • website of the local newspaper
  • NKS Jagiellonka Nieszawa - local soccer club's website

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Szlachta (1530 words)
The king could create new laws, raise taxes or call for the pospolite ruszenie only with the consent of the sejmiki and the szlachta were protected from abuse in the law courts.
Status of Nieszawa also limited the powers of magnates, as Sejm received the right to elect many officials (including the judges, voivodes and castellans).
The first free election (Polish wolna elekcja) of a monarch took place in 1492 (although it should be noted that some earlier kings of Poland have been elected with help from bodies like wiec, which put Casimir II the Just on the throne and this set the tradition for free elections).
WWF - No money for Nieszawa dam in Polish 2004 national budget (491 words)
WWF is concerned that the Polish government has not considered all options for addressing probelms related to the Wloclawek Dam.
WWF was part of a joint NGO "fax action" and intensive lobbying effort to stop the Polish parliament from agreeing to finance the Nieszawa Dam in the 2004 budget.
The Nieszawa Dam is one of the proposed options to reduce erosion problems associated with the Wloclawek Dam, the single major dam downstream of Warsaw.
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