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Encyclopedia > Wieliczka
Coat of arms of Wieliczka
(Coat of arms)
Basic Information
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Population 19 128
Founded -
City rights -
49°59' N
20°03' E
Area 13,4 km²
Agglomeration -
Density 1426/km²
Area code +48 12
Car plates KWI
Twin towns -
Economy and Traffic
Mayor Artur Kozioł
Municipal Website

Wieliczka is a town (2006 population: 19,128) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodeship. The town was founded in 1290 by Duke Premislas II of Poland. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... from pl wiki File links The following pages link to this file: Wieliczka Zabierzow Categories: GFDL images ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... 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). ... Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo maÅ‚opolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... —— // This is a list of twin towns or sister cities — that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Wawel Hill, Old Town, Kraków. ... Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo maÅ‚opolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. ... Kraków Voivodeship refers to several historical Voivodeships of Poland. ... For broader historical context, see 1290s and 13th century. ... Premislas II Premislas II (also given in English and Latin as Premyslas or Premislaus, Polish PrzemysÅ‚ or less properly PrzemysÅ‚aw) (14 October 1257 – 8 February 1296) was the Duke of PoznaÅ„, Greater Poland, Kraków and Eastern Pomerania, and then King of Poland from 1295 until his death. ...

Located under the town of Wieliczka is the Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest is at Bochnia, Poland, 20 kilometers from Wieliczka), which has been in operation since prehistoric times. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A salt mine is an operation involved in the extraction of salt. ... Bochnia (IPA: ) is a town of 30,000 inhabitants on the river Raba in southern Poland, 35 km southeast of Kraków. ...


  • Jerzy Grzesiowski, Wieliczka: kopalnia, muzeum, zamek (Wieliczka: the Mine, the Museum, the Castle), 2nd ed., updated and augmented, Warsaw, Sport i Turystyka, 1987, ISBN 83-217-2637-2.

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Coordinates: 49°59′N, 20°04′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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