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Gliwice

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Template:Infobox Poland Gliwice (pronounce: Missing image
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[gli'viʦε]) is a city in southern Poland with 204,820 inhabitants (2002) over Kłodnica river, about 20 km to the west from Katowice. It is situated in the Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Katowice Voivodship (1975-1998).

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Education

Gliwice is a hometown of

Sports

Piast Gliwice, Polish football club

Famous people

Politics

Bytom/Gliwice/Zabrze constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Bytom/Gliwice/Zabrze constituency

  • Chojnacki Jan, SLD-UP
  • Dulias Stanisław, Samoobrona
  • Gałażewski Andrzej, PO
  • Janik Ewa, SLD-UP
  • Kubica Jˇzef, SLD-UP
  • Martyniuk Wacław, SLD-UP
  • Okoński Wiesław, SLD-UP
  • Szarama Wojciech, PiS
  • Szumilas Krystyna, PO
  • Widuch Marek, SLD-UP

Municipal politics

to be written yet


History

The history section is based on an outdated article from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. Feel free to make improvements and corrections

Gliwice was a German town (Gleiwitz), in the Prussian province of Silesia, over Klodnitz river, and on a railway between Opole and Krakow, 40 m. S.E. of the former town. Pop. (1875) 14,156; (1905) 61,324. As of 1911 it possessed two Protestant and four Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue, a mining school, a convent, a hospital, two orphanages, and barracks. Gleiwitz was the centre of the mining industry of Upper Silesia. Besides the royal foundry, with which were connected machine manufactories and boilerworks, there were other foundries, meal mills and manufactories of wire, gas pipes, cement and paper.

A staged attack on a radio station in Gleiwitz on August 31, 1939 served as a pretext for Nazi Germany to invade Poland, thus starting World War II.

Buildings

The Aerial tower of "Sender Gleiwitz" (Radiostacja Gliwicka), the Radio Tower Gliwice is the only remaining radio tower of wood construction in the world and with a height of 118 metres is the tallest construction made out of wood, which exists nowadays on earth.

Literature

  • B. Nietsche, Geschichte der Stadt Gleiwitz (1886)
  • Seidel, Die k÷nigliche Eisengiesserei zu Gleiwitz (Berlin, 1896)

Links

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