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Zgorzelec

Zgorzelec (Görlitz, Zhorjelc) is a town in south-western Poland with 32,322 inhabitants (2012). [1]

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Agata Korc

Agata Ewa Korc (born 27 March 1986) is a Polish swimmer.

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Avion, Pas-de-Calais

Avion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Bautzen

Bautzen (Upper Sorbian: Budyšin; Lower Sorbian: Budyšyn, Budyšín, Budziszyn) is a hill-top town in eastern Saxony, Germany, and administrative centre of the eponymous district.

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Bohemia

Bohemia (Čechy;; Czechy; Bohême; Bohemia) is a region in the Czech Republic.

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Casimir III the Great

Casimir III the Great (Kazimierz III Wielki; 30 April 1310 – 5 November 1370) reigned as the King of Poland from 1333 to 1370.

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Central European Summer Time

Central European Summer Time (CEST) is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC + one hour) during the rest of the year.

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Central European Time

Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of the European Union, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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Civitas Schinesghe

Civitas Schinesghe is the first officially written down name of Poland originating from 991–992.

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Congress of Vienna

The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815.

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Duchy of Bohemia

The Duchy of Bohemia sometimes also referred to as the Czech Duchy (České knížectví); was formerly part of Great Moravia and became an independent principality in the 9th century.

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Duchy of Jawor

Duchy of Jawor (Księstwo Jaworskie) was one of the Duchies of Silesia established in 1274 as a subdivision of the Duchy of Legnica.

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East Germany

East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic or GDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or DDR), was a state in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period.

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Eastern Orthodox Church

The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.

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Electorate of Saxony

The Electorate of Saxony (Kurfürstentum Sachsen, also Kursachsen), sometimes referred to as Upper Saxony, was a State of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Essen

Essen (Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Euroleague

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague, commonly known as the Euroleague, is the highest level tier and most important professional club basketball competition in Europe, with teams from up to 18 different countries, members of FIBA Europe.

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European Capital of Culture

The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.

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Görlitz

Görlitz (Zgorzelec, Zhorjelc, Zgórjelc, Zhořelec) is a town in Germany and the capital of district of Görlitz.

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Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland

The Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Countries (Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich) is a monumental Polish gazetteer, published 1880–1902 in Warsaw by Filip Sulimierski, Bronisław Chlebowski, Władysław Walewski and others.

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German diaspora

German diaspora (Deutschstämmige, historically/national social terminology also Volksdeutsche), are Germans and their descendants living outside of Germany.

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Gmina

The gmina (Polish pronunciation, plural gminy) is the principal unit of administrative division of Poland as "commune" or "municipality." As of 2010 there were 2,459 gminy throughout the country.

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Gmina Zgorzelec

Gmina Zgorzelec is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, on the German border.

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Gorlice

Gorlice (pronounced, גאָרליץ, Gorlitz; German Görlitz) is a city and an urban municipality ("gmina") in south eastern Poland with around 29,500 inhabitants (2008).

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Greece

Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.

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Greeks

The Greeks or Hellenes (Έλληνες) are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Anatolia, Southern Italy, and other regions. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world. Greek colonies and communities have been historically established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but the Greek people have always been centered around the Aegean and Ionian seas, where the Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age. Until the early 20th century, Greeks were distributed between the Greek peninsula, the western coast of Asia Minor, the Black Sea coast, Cappadocia in central Anatolia, Egypt, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Constantinople. Many of these regions coincided to a large extent with the borders of the Byzantine Empire of the late 11th century and the Eastern Mediterranean areas of ancient Greek colonization. The cultural centers of the Greeks have included Athens, Thessalonica, Alexandria, Smyrna, and Constantinople at various periods. Most ethnic Greeks live nowadays within the borders of the modern Greek state and Cyprus. The Greek genocide and population exchange between Greece and Turkey nearly ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor. Other longstanding Greek populations can be found from southern Italy to the Caucasus and southern Russia and Ukraine and in the Greek diaspora communities in a number of other countries. Today, most Greeks are officially registered as members of the Greek Orthodox Church.CIA World Factbook on Greece: Greek Orthodox 98%, Greek Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%. Greeks have greatly influenced and contributed to culture, arts, exploration, literature, philosophy, politics, architecture, music, mathematics, science and technology, business, cuisine, and sports, both historically and contemporarily.

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Greeks in Poland

Greeks in Poland form one of the country's smaller minority groups.

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Honorata Skarbek

Honorata Skarbek, also known as Honey, (born December 23, 1992) is a Polish singer, songwriter and fashion blogger.

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Jelenia Góra Voivodeship

Jelenia Gora Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975–1998, superseded by the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

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Kamenz

Kamenz (Sorbian Kamjenc) is a Lusatian town in eastern Saxony, Germany, with a population of 18,243, and is part of the Bautzen district.

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Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century (1000-1946 with the exception of 1918-1920).

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Kingdom of Poland (1025–1385)

The Kingdom of Poland (Polish: Królestwo Polskie; Latin: Regnum Poloniae) was the Polish state from the coronation of the first King Bolesław I the Brave in 1025 to the union with Lithuania and the rule of the Jagiellon dynasty in 1385.

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Kingdom of Saxony

The Kingdom of Saxony (Königreich Sachsen, Königriek Sassen), lasting between 1806 and 1918, was an independent member of a number of historical confederacies in Napoleonic through post-Napoleonic Germany.

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Löbau

Löbau (Upper Sorbian: Lubij) is a city in the east of Saxony, Germany, in the traditional region of Upper Lusatia.

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Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Lower Silesian Voivodeship or Lower Silesia Province (in Polish, województwo dolnośląskie), is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland is currently divided.

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Lubań

Lubań (Lauban) is a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in southwest Poland.

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Lusatia

Lusatia (Lausitz, Łužica, Łužyca, Lužice) is an historical region in Central Europe.

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Lusatian League

The Lusatian League (Oberlausitzer Sechsstädtebund; Šestiměstí; Związek Sześciu Miast) was a historical alliance of six towns in the Bohemian (1346–1635), later Saxon (1635–1815) region of Upper Lusatia, that existed from 1346 until 1815.

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Lusatian Neisse

The Lusatian Neisse (Lužická Nisa; Lausitzer Neiße; Nysa Łużycka; Sorbian: Łužiska Nysa) is a long river in Central Europe.

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Margraviate of Brandenburg

The Margraviate of Brandenburg (Markgrafschaft Brandenburg) was a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire from 1157 to 1806.

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Margraviate of Meissen

The Margraviate of Meissen (Markgrafschaft Meißen), sometimes March of Miśnia, was a medieval principality in the area of the modern German state of Saxony.

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Myrhorod

Myrhorod (Миргород) is a city in the Poltava Oblast (province) of central Ukraine.

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Naousa, Imathia

Naousa (Νάουσα, historically Νάουσσα - Naoussa), is a city in the Imathia regional unit of Macedonia, Greece.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon I against an array of European powers formed into various coalitions.

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Oder–Neisse line

The Oder–Neisse line (granica na Odrze i Nysie Łużyckiej, Oder-Neiße-Grenze) is the border between Germany and Poland which was drawn in the aftermath of World War II.

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Ostsiedlung

Ostsiedlung (literally east settling), also called German eastward expansion, was the medieval eastward migration and settlement of German speakers from the Holy Roman Empire (primarily present-day southern and western Germany) into less-populated regions of Eastern Europe.

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Partisan (military)

A partisan is a member of an irregular military force formed to oppose control of an area by a foreign power or by an army of occupation by some kind of insurgent activity.

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Poland

Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

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Polish Basketball League

Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK), or in English, the Polish Basketball League, is the highest level league of professional basketball in Poland.

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Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (also known as the Kingdom of Poland, or just Poland), was a dualistic state, a bi-confederation, of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch, who was both the king of Poland and the grand duke of Lithuania.

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Powiat

A powiat (pronounced; Polish plural: powiaty) is the second-level unit of local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture (LAU-1, formerly NUTS-4) in other countries.

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Prussia

Prussia (Prusy) was a historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and centered on the region of Prussia.

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Refugees of the Greek Civil War

Political refugees of the Greek Civil War were members or sympathisers of the defeated communist forces who fled Greece during or in the aftermath of the Civil War of 1946–1949.

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Saxony

The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen; Swobodny stat Sakska; Sasko) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic.

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Silesia

Silesia (or; Śląsk;; Silesian German: Schläsing; Slezsko; Silesian: Ślůnsk; Silesia) is a region of Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany.

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Sorbs

Sorbs (Serbja; Serby; also known as Wends, Lusatian Sorbs or Lusatian Serbs) are a Western Slavic people of Central Europe living predominantly in Lusatia, a region on the territory of Germany and Poland.

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Thirty Years' War

The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648.

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Treaty of Zgorzelec

The Treaty of Zgorzelec (Full title The Agreement Concerning the Demarcation of the Established and the Existing Polish-German State Frontier, also known as the Treaty of Görlitz and Treaty of Zgorzelic) between the Republic of Poland and East Germany (GDR) was signed on 6 July 1950 in Polish Zgorzelec, since 1945 the eastern part of the divided city of Görlitz.

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Turów Zgorzelec

PGE Turów Zgorzelec is a Polish professional basketball team that is based in Zgorzelec.

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Twin towns and sister cities

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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Vehicle registration plates of Poland

Polish vehicle registration plates indicate the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate.

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Via Regia

A Via Regia (Royal Highway) was a historic road in the Middle Ages.

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Voivodeships of Poland

A województwo; plural: województwa) is the highest-level administrative subdivision of Poland, corresponding to a "province" in many other countries. The term "województwo" has been in use since the 14th century, and is commonly translated in English as "province". The word "województwo" is also rendered as "voivodeship" or a variant spelling. The Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998, which went into effect on 1 January 1999, created sixteen new voivodeships. These replaced the 49 former voivodeships that had existed from 1 July 1975. Today's voivodeships are mostly named after historical and geographical regions, while those prior to 1998 generally took their names from the cities on which they were centered. The new units range in area from under (Opole Voivodeship) to over (Masovian Voivodeship), and in population from one million (Lubusz Voivodeship) to over five million (Masovian Voivodeship). Administrative authority at voivodeship level is shared between a government-appointed governor called a voivode (Polish wojewoda), an elected assembly called a sejmik, and an executive chosen by that assembly. The leader of that executive is called the marszałek województwa (voivodeship marshal). Voivodeships are further divided into powiats (counties) and gminas (communes or municipalities): see Administrative divisions of Poland.

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Walddeutsche

Walddeutsche (Walddeutsche ("Forest Germans") or Taubdeutsche ("Deaf Germans"); Głuchoniemcy ("deaf-mute"—Niemcy, Polish for "Germans", sounds as if derived from niemy, "mute") (from Polish głuchy - deaf, i.e. unable to communicate or głusz from wood), sometimes simply called Polish Germans, the name for a group of people, mostly of German origin, who settled during the 14th-17th century on the territory of present-day Sanockie Pits, Poland, a region which was previously only sparsely inhabited because the land was difficult to farm.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Zgorzelec County

Zgorzelec County (powiat zgorzelecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

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Zittau

Zittau (Žitava, Żytawa, Žitawa) is a city in the south east of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, close to the border tri-point of Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zgorzelec

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