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Dolnoslaskie

Lower Silesia

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The Rynek (Market) area of the town of Syców in the Dolnośląskie province of western Poland. This photograph was taken in late 1972.

dolnoslaskie The region of Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie / Dolny Slasky) covers an area of around 20,000 sq km and is populated by approximately 3 million people. It is bordered by Lubuskie and Wiekopolskie to the north, the Opole province to the east, Germany to the west and the Czech republic to the south.

There are a number of tourist attractions in the Lower Silesia region including: the Sudetan, Stolowe, Karkonosze and Rudawy Janowickie mountains; the Klodzko spas; a large number of castles;  and many other architectural monuments. Lower Silesia is also home to lots of geological curiosities such as caves; rocky labyrinths; and several long-extinct volcanoes. Among the many mineral springs there are some thermal and radioactive ones!

A significant part of Lower Silesia is or was in the past heavilly industrialised. These industries include the mining of coal, metal ores, and stone; and glassmaking; power generation, metallurgy and steel plants.

The river system of the Lower Silesian region is formed by the Odra (Oder) and its tributaries; and there are a number of large artificial lakes, and interesting waterfalls. Large parts of Lower Silesia are forested including the Sudetan and Lower Silesian forests. There are two national parks and numerous nature reserves. The best known of which is Milicz Ponds, the largest bird reserve in the south of Poland.

The capital and perhaps major tourist attraction of the province is the city of Wroclaw (Breslaw / Breslau).  Wroclaw is a city with a great main market square, numerous historic buildings, bridges and monuments, and a wonderful zoo. Wroclaw also has a large number of interesting cafes and bars where people from all over the world come together to admire the attractions of the city and region. Other interesting towns and cities include: Glogow, Jelenia Gora, Klodzko and Legnica.

The Poland Poland website includes photographs of every town and city in the province of Lower Silesia with a population greater than 10,000. Simply follow the links below to visit each location and get a flavour of Lower Silesia through time.

Bardo Slaskie

Bielawa

Bogatynia

Boguszów-Gorce

Bolesławiec

Brzeg Dolny

Bystrzyca Kłodzka

Chojnów

Dzierżoniów

Góra

Głogów

Jawor

Jelcz-Laskowice

Jelenia Góra

Kamienna Góra

Klodzko

Kowary

Legnica

Lubań

Lubin

Lwówek Śląski

Milicz

Nowa Ruda

Oława

Oleśnica

Pieszyce

Polkowice

Rawicz

Strzegom

Strzelin

Syców

Świdnica

Świebodzice

Trzebnica

Wałbrzych

Wołów

Wrocław

Ząbkowice Śląskie

Zgorzelec

Złotoryja

 

 

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