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Włocławek (pronounce: Image:Ltspkr.png [vȗoʦ'wavek]) is a town in central Poland on the Vistula river, with population of approximately 123 000. It is situated in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship and until 1999 it was the capital of the Włocławek Voivodship.

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Motto: -
Voivodship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Municipal government Rada Miasta Włocławek
Mayor Władysław Skrzypek
Area 84,8 kmē
 - city
 - urban
 - density

122 900
City rights
52°39' N
19°03' E
Area code +48 54
Car plates CW
Twin towns -
Municipal Website (http://www.wloclawek.pl/)

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Wloclawek, Poland, Pictures (222 words)
It is the chief city and industrial center of the fertile Kujawy region.
Historic attractions in Wloclawek include a Gothic cathedral, the Saint John's Church, and a Baroque reformative church, all dating from between the 14th and 17th centuries.
During the 15th and 16th centuries Wloclawek was the grain-trade center of the Hanseatic League.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Wladislaw (1834 words)
Pol., I, 268), the archdeaconry of Kruszwica comprised 22 parishes; that of Wloclawek, 30; that of Pomerania, 9.
In 1912 the Diocese of Wloclawek and Kalisz comprised 13 deaneries (Wloclawek, Nieszawa, Kalisz, Kola, Konin, Sieradz, Slupca, Turek, Wielun, Piotrkow, Czenstochowa, Lask, Radomsk), with 352 parish or subsidiary
Bishops Zebrzydowski, Drohiowski, and Uchanski contributed to the diffusion of the latter heresy.
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