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Rybnik
Flag of Rybnik Coat of Arms of Rybnik
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[[Image:|300px|Location of Rybnik]]
Voivodship (Upper) Silesia
Municipal government Rada Miasta Rybnika
Mayor Adam Fudali
Area 148 km²
Population
 - city
 - urban
 - density

141,374 (2003)
none
955/km²
Founded 9th century
City rights before 1308
Latitude
Longitude
50° 06' N
18° 33' E
Area code +48 32
Car plates SR
Twin towns Bedburg-Hau, Dorsten, Eurasburg, Haderslev, Ivano-Frankivs'k, Karvina, Larissa, Lievin, Mazamet, Newtonabbey, Saint Vallier, Szolnok, Vilnius County
Municipal Website

Rybnik (pronounced: Image:Ltspkr.png ['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 agglomeration. It forms the centre of the Rybnik Coal Region (Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy, ROW). Download high resolution version (840x600, 20 KB)Flag of the town of Rybnik, taken from the official site. ... Image File history File links 110px-CoatOfArms_Rybnik. ... Coat of Arms of Rybnik Coat of Arms of the city of Rybnik in Poland features a pike against the blue background of a heraldic shield, silver (white) arranged obliquely, pointing towards the right-hand corner of the shield. ... 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). ... 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). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was that century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... Events Henry VII is elected as king of the Holy Roman Empire. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Polish car number plates since May 1, 2000 Polish 2000 series car plates have black letters on a white background. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Bedburg-Hau is a village and a municipality in the district of Cleves in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Dorsten is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Eurasburg is a municipality in Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria). ... Haderslev (German: Hadersleben) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in South Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. ... Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukrainian: Івано-Франківськ, Ivano-Frankivsk; Станиславів, Stanyslaviv before 1962; Polish: Stanisławów; Russian: Ivano-Frankovsk; German: Stanislau (before World War I); Yiddish: סטאַניסלעװ, Stanislev) is a city in Ukraine, center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast in the west of the country. ... Location of Karviná in the Czech Republic Karviná (Polish: ) is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. ... Larissa (Greek: Λάρισα, Lárisa) is the capital city of the Thessaly periphery of Greece, and capital of the Larissa Prefecture. ... Liévin is a chief canton and town in northern France, in the département of Pas-de-Calais (62). ... Mazamet is a town and commune of southwestern France, in the Tarn département, 41 m. ... Szolnok is the capital of the county of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, central Hungary. ... Administrative divisions ISO_3166-2 code LT-VL Number of municipalities 8 Number of elderates 107 General information Capital Vilnius Major cities Vilnius (pop. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... 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). ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... 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). ... It has been suggested that Upper Silesian Metropolitan Area be merged into this article or section. ...

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Population

141,374 inhabitants (including 0.03% foreigners), density: 961 per km². (as of 31 Dec 2003). Rybnik ranks as Poland's 25th largest city. Rybnik's unemployment is significantly lower (13%) than the national average of 18%. Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In economics, a person who is able and willing to work at prevailing wage rate yet is unable to find a paying job is considered unemployed. ...


History

The city's name derives from the Polish word for "fish" (ryba) and meant "fishpond" in the Old Polish language. (In Romany, rebniko means "fishpond" to this day). The name highlights the importance of fish farming for the city's economy in the Middle Ages, which is reflected in its coat of arms until this day. Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is the official language of Poland. ... Romany (or Romani) relates to: The Roma: a people sometimes pejoratively called Gypsies. Their language Romany was the pseudonym of a broadcaster and writer of Roma descent, George Bramwell Evens. ... A demonstration aquaculture facility Fish farming is the principal form of aquaculture. ... 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. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ...


The city's origins can be traced back into the 9th and 10th century, when three Slavic settlements existed on Rybnik's present-day territory which eventually merged to form one town. In the course of the medieval eastward migration of German settlers (Ostsiedlung), Rybnik, as many other Polish settlements, was incorporated (granted city status and right) according to the so-called Magdeburg Law at some point before 1308 (the exact date remains unknown). This, however, is not be confused with a change in national affiliation; Rybnik continued to be part of the Kingdom of Poland, until Silesia as a whole became a fiefdom of the Bohemian crown in 1327. The city continued to grow and developed into a regional trade centre. In the 15th century, the Hussites devastated the city, before being eventually defeated in a decisive battle on a hill nearby. From 1526, Bohemia, including the fiefdom of Silesia, which Rybnik was a part of, came under the authority of the Habsburg crown. As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was that century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... The Slavic peoples are defined by their linguistic attainment of the Slavic languages. ... 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. ... Ostiedlung also known as Ostkolonisation or German eastward expansion, is a term used to refer to the eastward expansion of Germanic peoples into Slavic, Baltic, Romanian and Hungarian areas beginning in the twelfth century A.D. In German scholarship, it refers especially to the reassertion of Saxon authority over Sorbian... The Magdeburg Rights (or Magdeburg law) were the laws of the Imperial Free City of Magdeburg during many centuries of the Holy Roman Empire, and possibly the most important set of Germanic medieval city laws. ... Events Henry VII is elected as king of the Holy Roman Empire. ... A monarchy, (from the Greek monos, one, and archein, to rule) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Polish: , German: ( (help· info)), Czech: ) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, often consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a form of allegiance, originally often to give him the means to fulfill his military duties when called upon. ... Bohemia. ... Events January 25 - Edward III becomes King of England. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The Hussites comprised an early Protestant Christian movement, followers of Jan Hus. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ... Bohemia. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, often consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a form of allegiance, originally often to give him the means to fulfill his military duties when called upon. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Polish: , German: ( (help· info)), Czech: ) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ...


At the beginning of the War of the Austrian Succession between Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) and the Habsburg empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the greatest part of Silesia, including Rybnik, was annexed by Prussia in 1740, which Austria eventually recognized in 1763. Coal mining gained importance for Rybnik's economy as early as the 18th century. In 1871, Prussia, including Rybnik, merged into the German Empire, the first modern German nation state. At this point, Poland had already ceased to exist as an independent state, having been divided between Prussia, Austria and Russia in the Third Partition of Poland of 1795. The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). ... Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740 to 1786. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Emperor is also a Norwegian black metal band; see Emperor (band). ... H.I.M. Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Great Principess of Transylvania, Duchess of Parma, Piacenza, and Guastalla Maria Theresa (Vienna, May 13, 1717 – Vienna, November 29, 1780) was the first and only female head of the Habsburg dynasty. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Polish: , German: ( (help· info)), Czech: ) is a historical region in central Europe. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (Old Prussian: Prūsa, German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad... 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). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (Old Prussian: Prūsa, German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad... Flag of the German Empire, 1871–1919: black-white-red Coat of arms The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ... A nation-state is a specific form of state (a political entity), which exists to provide a sovereign territory for a particular nation (a cultural entity), and which derives its legitimacy from that function. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (Old Prussian: Prūsa, German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad... The Partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, commonly known as the Partitions of Poland (Polish: Rozbiór Polski or Rozbiory Polski; Lithuanian: Padalijimas) took place in the 18th century and ended the existence of the sovereign Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


With the intensification of Germanization and anti-Polish politics in the German Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century, the ethnically mixed region of Upper Silesia became affected by growing tensions between German and Polish nationalists. After the end of World War I in 1918, Polish statehood was finally restored. Amidst an atmosphere of ethnic unrest, a referendum was organized to determine the future national affiliation of Upper Silesia. Although an overall majority had opted for Germany, the area was finally divided in an attempt to satisfy both parties. Although both parties considered the territory they were assigned insufficient, the division was justified in so far as in the German and Polish parts a majority had voted in favour of the respective nation. Germans execute Poles against a prison wall, Leszno, Poland, October 1939. ... Flag of the German Empire, 1871–1919: black-white-red Coat of arms The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ... 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). ... Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 8 million Full list Military dead: 3 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 6 million Full... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 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. ... 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). ...

St. Anthony's church
St. Anthony's church

The lowest amount of pro-German votes was registered in the districts of Rybnik and Pszczyna (Pless). The city and the largest part of the district of Rybnik were attached to Poland; Rybnik thus became part of a Polish state for the first time since 1526. The referendum and eventual division of Upper Silesia were accompanied by three Silesian Uprisings, the first of which (in 1919) was centered on Rybnik. Image File history File links Bazylika_rybnik. ... Image File history File links Bazylika_rybnik. ... Image:Pszczyna Rynek. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ... 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). ... 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... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Within the Second Polish Republic of the interwar period, Rybnik was part of the Silesian Voivodship, which enjoyed far-reaching political and financial autonomy. Second Polish Republic 1921-1939 The Second Polish Republic is an unofficial name applied to the Republic of Poland between World War I and World War II. When the borders of the state were fixed in 1921, it had an area of 388. ...


With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the border city Rybnik returned under the rule of Germany, being in the part of Poland that was directly incorporated into the German state. The population was ethnically categorized and either "re-germanized" or disfranchised and partially deported into the General Government as Poles. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The General Government (in full General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) was the name given by Germany to the governing authority in Poland after its occupation by the Wehrmacht in September and October 1939. ...


After the eventual German defeat which ended World War II in the European theatre of war in 1945, Rybnik was once more integrated into Poland, the territory of which was now being shifted westward on Stalin's initiative. Rybnik thus ceased to be German-Polish border city. Its population was again categorized to be either "re-polonized" or forcefully resettled to Germany. A large portion of ethnic Germans from Rybnik eventually settled in the West German city of Dorsten (District of Recklinghausen), which eventually became one of Rybnik's twin towns in 1994. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Iosif (usually anglicized as Joseph) Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), original name Ioseb Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ჯუღაშვილი; see Other names section) (December 21, 1879[1] – March 5, 1953) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union. ... Dorsten is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Recklinghausen is a city in the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


In the post-war period, coal mining continued to gain importance. The 1970s saw the construction of a coal-fired power station, which is important for power generation in the region and beyond. A reservoir on the river Ruda was constructed to provide it with cooling water. In 2002, the University of Economics (Akademia Ekomomiczna), the University of Silesia (Uniwersytet Śląski), both in based Katowice, and the Silesian Polytechnic University (Politechnika Śląska) based in Gliwice established a joint campus in Rybnik to improve academic training opportunities in the area. Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... A fossil fuel power plant is an energy conversion center that combusts fossil fuels to produce electricity, designed on a large scale for continuous operation. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Historical Background The University of Silesia was established in Katowice in 1968 as the nineth university in Poland and is an autonomous state university. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Katowice Mayor Piotr Uszok Area 164. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Gliwic Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz Area 134,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 200,361 (December 31, 2004) - 1528/km² Founded City rights 1276 - Latitude Longitude 50°17 N 18°40 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SG Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau...


Tourism

Coal power plant of Rybnik
Coal power plant of Rybnik

In contrast to the central part of the Upper Silesian Industrial Area a short distance to the north, Rybnik enjoys the reputation of a "green" city having a relatively clean environment. While the city is no centre of tourism, it does have various interesting sights and opportunities for recreation. To the north-east of the built-up area, there is a reservoir (Zalew Rybnicki) on the river Ruda, which serves as a cooling water source for the power station. Surrounded by forests, it offers swimming, fishing, sailing and surfing opportunities, and due to the power station's waste heat it is warm enough all year to be a habitat for grass carps. The Beskidy Mountains, a popular recreational area, also for skiing, are within a 1-2 hours drive. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3100x2330, 462 KB) Its my photo of power station of Rybnik File links The following pages link to this file: Rybnik ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3100x2330, 462 KB) Its my photo of power station of Rybnik File links The following pages link to this file: Rybnik ... Upper Silesian Industrial Area refers to a Industrial area in Upper Silesia that used to be one of the most important industrial areas in Europe, since the Industrial revolution like the Ruhr Industrial Area. ... Binomial name Ctenopharyngodon idella Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish considered especially well suited for aquatic weed control. ... Beskidy Mountains (Beskid Mountains, Beskidy, Beskydy, Beskids) is a series of Czech Republic, northwestern Slovakia, and southern Poland, along the border between Poland and the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ...



Sights worth visiting:

  • the neo-gothic basilica of St. Anthony (Bazylika św. Antoniego),
  • the builiding of the former district authority (1887),
  • the neo-classical new town hall (1928),
  • the neo-classical old town hall with clock-tower, today housing the registry office and the museum of local history,
  • the Church of St. Catherine (Kościół św. Katarzyny) (1534),
  • the Church of St. Lawrence (Kościół św. Wawrzyńca) (1717),
  • a late Baroque estate house (1736),
  • a Piast castle from the early 13th century, completely redesigned in the 18th century.

Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... St. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ...

Politics

Rybnik constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Rybnik constituency This article is about the lower chamber of Polish parliament. ...

  • Tomasz Mamiński SLD-UP
  • Andrzej Markowiak PO
  • Tadeusz Motowidło SLD-UP
  • Bolesław Piecha PiS
  • Ryszard Pojda SLD-UP
  • Józef Stasiewski Samoobrona
  • Maria Wiśniowiecka Samoobrona
  • Eugeniusz Wycisło PO
  • Zbyszek Zaborowski SLD-UP
  • Andrzej Zając SLD-UP

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 liberal conservative political party in Poland. ... Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (English: Law and Justice)(Abbreviated: PiS) is a Polish conservative political party. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ... Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, often also called Civic Platform) is a liberal conservative political party in Poland. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Rybnik
  • http://www.rybnik.pl Rybnik's Official website (Polish, some content in English)
  • http://www.rybnik.com.pl Commercial information portal (Polish only)
  • http://www.rybnicki.com The Foto-website of Rybnik (Polish only)
  • http://www.rybnik.zobacz.slask.pl Rybnik, Silesia (Polish, some content in English)
  • http://www.row.rybnik.pl Site made by fans about football club in Rybnik (KS ROW Rybnik)(Polish only)
  • http://www.dfk-rybnik.vdg.pl German minority in Rybnik (German)
  • http://www.freundeskreis-rybnik.de Friends of Rybnik in the German twin town of Dorsten (German)

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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-Biała | Bieruń-Lędziny | Cieszyn | Częstochowa | Gliwice | Kłobuck | Lubliniec | Mikołów | Myszków | Pszczyna | Raciborz | Rybnik | Tarnowskie Góry | Wodzisław Śląski | Zawiercie | Żywiec Image File history File links Slaskie_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. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miasta Bytom Mayor Krzysztof Wójcik Area 69,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 198 000 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - 1254 Latitude Longitude 50°23 N 18°54 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SY Twin towns - Municipal Website Bytom (pronounce... 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... Motto: CzÄ™stochowa is a good city Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta CzÄ™stochowy Mayor Tadeusz Wrona Area 160 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 248,894 (2004) none 1 597/km² Founded City rights 11th century after 1370 Latitude Longitude 50°48N 19°07E Area code +48... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska DÄ…browy Górniczej Mayor Jerzy Talkowski Area 188 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 129 700 - 689/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°19 N 19°16 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SD Twin towns - Municipal Website DÄ…browa... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Gliwic Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz Area 134,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 200,361 (December 31, 2004) - 1528/km² Founded City rights 1276 - Latitude Longitude 50°17 N 18°40 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SG Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau... 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). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Katowice Mayor Piotr Uszok Area 164. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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... Siemianowice ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 78,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Sosnowiec Mayor Kazimierz Górski Area 91,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 231 540 2. ... ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice (pronounce: [,É•vjɔ̃tÉ”xwÉ”viʦε]) is a town in south Poland with 59,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: Tychy - a good place Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta Tychy Mayor Andrzej Dziuba Area 82,63 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 132 600 na 1 608/km² Founded City rights 1467 1951 Latitude Longitude 50°08 N 18°59 E Area code +48 32 Car plates ST Twin... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Zabrzu Mayor Jerzy GoÅ‚ubowicz Area 80,43 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 194. ... Å»ory (read:[:Zho-ree]) is a town in south Poland with 62,800 inhabitants (2004). ... Cieszyn Powiat (in Polish powiat cieszyÅ„ski) is an administrative district in Polands Silesian Voivodship. ...


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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Rybnik (1067 words)
Rybnik (pronounced:) 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 Cracow (Kraków), on the southern outskirts of the Upper Silesian industrial and metropolitan agglomeration.
Rybnik's unemployment is significantly lower (13%) than the national average of 18%.
This, however, is not be confused with a change in national affiliation; Rybnik continued to be part of the Kingdom of Poland, until Silesia as a whole became a fiefdom of the Bohemian crown in 1327.
fr - pafg03 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File (441 words)
Johann Rduch Tod 14 jr Abzehrung was born in 1830 in Pohlom Rybnik.
Philomena Rduch Ertrunken 2 jr was born in 1841 in Swierklany ober.
Emanuel Gornik Fleischer was born in 1829 in Zory/Sohrau Rybnik.
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