Jaworzyna Śląska

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Jaworzyna Śląska [javɔˈʐɨna ˈɕlɔ̃ska] (German: Königszelt) is a town in Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska. The town lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Świdnica, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław. It is an important railroad junction, located along the major line from Wrocław to Wałbrzych. In Jaworzyna, this line crosses with less important connections to Strzegom and Kamieniec Ząbkowicki. The town is located within the historic region of Lower Silesia. In 2019, the town had a population of 5,124. A large porcelain factory is the town's largest employer. The Museum of Railway in Silesia (Muzeum Kolejnictwa na Śląsku) is located in Jaworzyna Śląska.

Notable people

Tadeusz Mytnik (born 1949), Polish cyclist, 1975 Tour de Pologne winner Gustav Schubert (1916–1945), Luftwaffe pilot

Twin towns – sister cities

See twin towns of Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska.
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