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Wejherowo

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Wejherowo (see also Cities alternative names), is a city in Eastern Pomerania, northern Poland, with 47,300 inhabitants (1995).

History

It was founded in 1643 by Jakub Wejher as a result of his participation in the defence of the Smolensk fortress, which was besieged by the Russians.

It has been the capital of Wejherowo County in Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, and was previously in Gdansk Voivodship from 1975 to 1998. The city is part of Tricity, an agglomeration of over 1 million inhabitants.

During the second half iof the 19th century, a significant number of Jewish families began migrating to Syracuse, New York including the renowned Shubert theatrical family.

Many local Poles became victims of German extermination policies during World War II. The county is the location of a mass murder site in Piasnica with some 66000 murders committed.

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Population

  • 1901 – 7,200 inhabitants
  • 1948 – 13,400 inhabitants
  • 1950 – unknown
  • 1960 – 24,500 inhabitants
  • 1970 – 33,800 inhabitants
  • 1975 – 37,700 inhabitants
  • 1980 – 42,400 inhabitants
  • 1990 – 46,800 inhabitants
  • 1995 – 47,300 inhabitants
  • 2000 – unknowncsb:Wejrow˛

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