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Encyclopedia > Polans (western)
Poland 960-992

Polans (also Polanes, Polanians, or Polians; Polish: Polanie) were a West Slavic tribe inhabiting the Warta river basin in the 8th century. In the late 9th century the Polanie managed to subdue most of the Slavic tribes between the Odra and Western Bug rivers and between the Carpathians and the Baltic Sea. By the 10th century they managed to also integrate the lands of Masovia, Kujawy and Great Poland. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 607 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2310 × 2280 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 607 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2310 × 2280 pixel, file size: 1. ... In the Early Middle Ages there were two separate Slavic tribes bearing the name of Polans: Polans, an Eastern Slavic tribe living in the area of Dnieper river Polans, an Western Slavic tribe living in the area of Warta. ... The West Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking West Slavic languages. ... Warta (Latin: Varta, German: Warthe) is a river in western-central Poland, a tributary of the Oder river. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was that century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... Odra is: Odra or Oder, a river in northern Europe Odra, a computer once made in Poland name of several Polish football clubs, eg. ... Bug at Wlodawa One of the two rivers called Bug (pronounced Boog), the Western Bug, or Buh (Belarusian: Захо́дні Буг; Russian: За́падный Буг; Ukrainian: Західн&#1080... Satellite image of the Carpathians. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Historical division of Masovia Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital at Warsaw. ... Kuyavia (sometimes spelt Cuyavia, Polish Kujawy) is a historical region of Poland, between the Vistula to the east and Noteć river to the west and between Noteć and Krówka river to the south. ... Greater Poland (also Great Poland; Polish: Wielkopolska, German: Grosspolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ...


Newest archeological findings shows four major strongholds ("gród") in the early Polans State: Ancient Slavs were known for their art of building wooden fortified settlements. ...

  • Giecz - place from where Piasts gained control over other groups of Polans
  • Poznań - the biggest gród in the state, probably the main stronghold
  • Gniezno - probably the religious center of the state, but there are no archeological findings to prove this theory
  • Ostrów Lednicki - small stronghold halfway between Poznań and Gniezno

The tribal union led by the Piast dynasty soon turned into what is now Poland. Giecz is a small village in Poland, in the Greater Polish Voivodship, near Dominowo and Środa. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... Poznań ( ; full official name: The Capital City of Poznań, Polish: Stołeczne Miasto Poznań (Latin: , German: , Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... Gniezno (pronounced: [gɲȋεznɔ]) is a town in central-western Poland, some 50 km east of Poznań, inhabited by about 73,000 people. ... Ostrów Lednicki is a castle in Poland built in mediaeval times on an island on Lake Lednica. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Polans (eastern) (539 words)
The Polans (Поляни, Polyany, Поляне, Polyane) were a tribe of Early East Slavs between the 6th and the 9th century, which inhabited both sides of the Dnieper river from Liubech to Rodnia and also down the lower streams of the rivers Ros', Sula, Stuhna, Teteriv, Irpin', Desna and Pripyat.
The land of the Polans was at the crossroads of territories, belonging to different Eastern Slavic tribes, such as Drevlyans, Radimichs, Drehovians and Severians and connected them all with water arteries.
In 9th and 10th century the Polans had a well-developed arable land farming, cattle-breeding, hunting, fishing, wild-hive beekeeping and various handicrafts such as flsmith, casting, pottery, jewelers art etc. Thousands of pre- Polans kurgans, found by the archaeologists in the Polan region, indicate that that land had a high population density.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Oder River (3858 words)
Lagoon of Szczecin or Bay of Szczecin (Polish: Zalew Szczeciand#324;ski; German: Stettiner Haff, Oderhaff) is a inland water basin in Poland and Germany situated in the south-western part of the Baltic Sea in the mouth of Oder River north of the city of Szczecin.
Historic Western Pomerania (outlined in yellow) Western Pomerania (also West Pomerania, Polish:, German:), is a geographical and historical region in the west of Pomerania in northern Poland and Germany.
Landsat satellite photo of Szczecin Lagoon - Usedom is the western of the two large islands separating the waters of the Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, the eastern island is Wolin.
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