What is Legnica known for?

military tradition

, Weatherford. p. 157. Howorth. pp. 55-62. but before Batu's forces could continue into Vienna and northern Albania, news of Ogedei's death in December 1241 brought a halt to the invasion. Weatherford. p. 158. Matthew Paris. ''English history'' (trans. by J.A.Giles). p. 348. As was customary in Mongol military tradition, all princes of Genghis's line had to attend

film set

lc on ) in a poor state and not used for commercial flights. Until the winter of 2003, the longest train service in Poland ran from Katowice to Legnica (via Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Nysa (Nysa, Poland), and Jaworzyna Śląska). Sports * Miedź Legnica - men's football (Football in Poland) team (Polish Cup winner 1992; 3rd league in seasons 2003 04 and 2004 05) Films produced in Legnica In recent years Legnica has been frequently used as a film set for the following films as a result of its well preserved German-built old town, proximity to Germany and low costs: ''Przebacz'' (dir. M. Stacharski) - 2005 ''Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin'' (dir. M. Färberböck) - 2007 ''Wilki'' (dir. F. Fromm) - 2007 ''Little Moscow (Little Moscow (2008 film))'' (dir. W. Krzystek) - 2008 ''Moje życie'' (dir. D. Zahavi) - 2008 2 Politics Municipal politics Legnica tends to be a left (Left-wing politics)-of-center (political center) town with a considerable influence of workers' unions (trade union). The Municipal Council of Legnica (''Rada miejska miasta Legnica'') is the legislative branch of the local government and is composed of 25 members elected in local elections every five years. The mayor or town president (''Prezydent miasta'') is the executive branch of the local government and is directly elected in the same municipal elections. Legnica - Jelenia Góra constituency Members of Parliament (Sejm (Sejm of the Republic of Poland)) elected from Legnica-Jelenia Gora (Jelenia Góra) constituency: * Ryszard Bonda, Samoobrona (Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland) * Bronisława Kowalska, SLD-UP * Adam Lipiński, PiS (Law and Justice) * Tadeusz Maćkała, PO (Civic Platform) * Ryszard Maraszek, SLD-UP * Olgierd Poniźnik, SLD-UP * Władysław Rak, SLD-UP * Tadeusz Samborski, PSL (Polish People's Party) * Jerzy Szmajdziński, SLD-UP * Halina Szustak, LPR (League of Polish Families) * Michał Turkiewicz, SLD-UP * Ryszard Zbrzyzny, SLD-UP . Notable residents *Henry II the Pious (1196 1207–1241), ruler of several duchies *Witelo (1230–?), philosopher and scientist *Bolesław II the Bald (1220–1278), ruler of several Polish duchies *Hans Aßmann Freiherr von Abschatz (Hans Erasmus Aßmann) (1646–1699), lyricist and translator *Georg Rudolf Böhmer (Georg Rudolf Boehmer) (1723–1803), pharmacist and botanist *Benjamin Bilse (1816–1902), conductor and composer *Paul Löbe (1875–1967), social democratic politician *Erich von Manstein (1887–1973) field marshal *Günter Reich (1921–1989), opera singer *Hugo Rühle (1824–1888), physician *Aleksandra Klejnowska, weightlifter References Commons:Legnica

science pioneering

Dokument?'' : eine vergleichende Untersuchung mit Pestschriften aus dem 16. und 17. Jahrhundert, 2000 a physician and landowner who had lived in Schweidnitz for most of his life, and Maria Scholtz from Legnica Liegnitz , Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie, The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century, 2000, page 309. Name Lignitz

culture people

inhabitants. Legnica is the largest city of the Legnicko-Głogowski Okręg Miedziowy conurbation. Legnica is a member of the Association of Polish Cities. History Early history A settlement of the Lusatian culture people existed in the 8th century B.C. Around the 5th century B.C. the area of Legnica was inhabited by Celtic tribes. Tacitus and Ptolemy recorded the Lugii (Lygii) in the area, and mentioned their town of Lugidunum, which has been attributed to both Legnica Pierre Deschamps. ''Dictionnaire de géographie ancienne et moderne''. Straubling & Müller, 1922. and Głogów. James Cowles Prichard. ''Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind''. Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper. London, 1841. Slavic Lechitic (Lechitic languages) tribes (most likely the Trzebowianie, ''Trebouane'') moved into the area in the 8th century A.D. and were the first group to settle it permanently. The city was first officially mentioned in chronicles from 1004, Commons:Legnica

family finishing

Liegnitz , Prussia (Kingdom of Prussia), German Empire death_date Life and career Löbe was born in Liegnitz (Legnica) (present-day Legnica) in the Prussian (Kingdom of Prussia) province of Silesia (Silesia Province). The son of a carpenter (carpentry), he had to work as a waiting-boy helping to support the family. Finishing school he was trained as a typesetter (typesetting) at a printing shop in Wrocław Breslau

finishing school

Liegnitz , Prussia (Kingdom of Prussia), German Empire death_date Commons:Legnica

physical history

Legnica Pierre Deschamps. ''Dictionnaire de géographie ancienne et moderne''. Straubling & Müller, 1922. and Głogów. James Cowles Prichard. ''Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind''. Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper. London, 1841. Slavic Lechitic (Lechitic languages) tribes (most likely the Trzebowianie, ''Trebouane'') moved into the area in the 8th century A.D. and were the first group to settle it permanently. The city was first

public character

and Liegnitz (Legnica) in the Prussian province of Silesia. Taking place the same day as the Battle of Dresden, it resulted in a French defeat. Castles in Poland From the 13 century began to modernize the seat of royal and princely expanding existing buildings functional program (such as Wawel Castle, Legnica), and building castles, which initially could be built only with the consent of the ruler. For this reason, the oldest castles have public character of the building. Initially, in the 13 century, the characteristic elements of the locks were placed in a role within the wood-earth castles, so the first castles were irregular in shape (e.g., in Opole). After the mid-thirteenth century abandoned the construction palatiów to be connected rather with the earlier epoch. Regular shape of castles spread throughout the Polish Kingdom in the reign of Casimir the Great, and built them into this shape, even in areas of previous castles (Rawa, Łęczyca, Koło). Castles and monasteries built by Joannites (Stare Drawsko, Łagów, Swobnica, Pęzino) and the Teutonic Order, in the state created by them in Prussia (Malbork, Radzyń Chełmiński, Niedzica) and bishops (Lipowiec). The castles were built or final defense towers (known as stołp) and residential towers (donżon). birth_date Commons:Legnica

nearby public

motorway . Legnica has also a district, which is a part of national road no 3 (National road 3 (Poland)). The express road S3 (Expressway S3 (Poland)) building has been planned nearby. Public transport In the city there are 20 regular bus lines, 1 belt-line (beltway), 2 night lines and 3 suburban. The town has an airport (Legnica Airport) (airport code EPLE) with a 1600-metre runway, the remains of a former Soviet air base, but it is (

range running

coor_pinpoint Wrocław latd 51 latm 07 latNS N longd 17 longm 02 longEW E Although much of the region is relatively low-lying it also includes part of the Sudetes mountain range running along the Polish Czech (Czech Republic) border. Popular ski (skiing) resorts in Lower Silesian Voivodeship include Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba in the Karkonosze mountains. The town of Kudowa Zdrój, also in the Sudetes (west of Kłodzko near the Czech border), is a traditional spa town often visited by heart patients. Other important tourist destinations in the voivodeship include the chief city, Wrocław, as well as the towns of Jelenia Góra and Legnica. The town of Boleslawiec is famed for its pottery (Boleslawiec Pottery). Return of Władysław II's sons to Silesia Not before 1163 the sons of the late Władysław, Bolesław I the Tall and Mieszko IV Tanglefoot, backed by the Emperor insisting on the agreement made with Bolesław IV, were restored in their Silesia heritage; but this return didn't affect the power of Bolesław as a High Duke and overlord of Poland. Thanks to its German affinities, the senior branch of the Silesian Piasts at least managed to retain its Silesian lands (Wrocław, Legnica, Głogów, Opole and Racibórz) without problems. __NOTOC__ '''Legnica County''' ( Commons:Legnica


thumb 200px Promenade - ul. Najświętszej Marii Panny (File:Legnica-deptak.jpg) thumb 200px Hotel Qubus (File:Legnica-qubus.JPG) thumb 200px Jewish Cemetery (File:Jewish cemetery in Legnica (Poland)12.jpg) thumb 200px Goat Pond with the restaurant "Venice" (File:Legnica Wenecja.jpg) thumb 200px House "Under the Quail Basket" (File:Legnica-frezki.jpg) thumb 200px Cemetery (File:Legnica, kaplica cmentarna - 9 grudnia 2008 r..jpg) '''Legnica''' ) is a town in southwestern Poland, in Silesia, in the central part of Lower Silesia, on the plain of Legnica, riverside: Kaczawa (left tributary of the Oder) and the Czarna Woda (Czarna Woda (Kaczawa)). Between 1 June 1975 and 31 December 1998 Legnica was the capital of the Legnica Voivodeship. It is currently the seat of the county. Since 1992 the city has been the seat of the Diocese of Legnica.

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