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  Lesser Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lesser Poland (sometimes also referred to as Little Poland, Polish Małopolska, Latin Polonia Minor) is one of the historical regions of Poland.
Geographically, Lesser Poland lies in the upper confluence of the Vistula river and covers a large upland, including the Holy Cross Mountains, Lesser Polish Upland, Sandomierz Valley and Lublin Uplands.
Administratively, most of Little Poland lies within the boundaries of Lesser Poland Voivodship, Subcarpathian Voivodship, Świętokrzyskie Voivodship, Lublin Voivodship, the eastern parts of the neighbouring Silesian Voivodship, and southern parts of the Masovian Voivodship.
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The Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe, bordering Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and Russia (via the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to its north, as well as the Baltic Sea.
Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived around the middle of the 10th century.
Poland once contained a great variety of minorities, but the exterminations during World War II and the (forced) migrations afterwards left Poland as a far more homogenous country.
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 Poland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska) is a country located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
Poland's first historically documented ruler, Mieszko I, was baptized in 966, adopting Catholic Christianity as the country's new official religion, to which the bulk of the population converted in the course of the next century.
Poland has a large agricultural sector of private farms, that could be a leading producer of food in the European Union now that Poland is a member.
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Lesser Poland (Latin Polonia Minor) is an historical and ethnographic region in south-eastern Poland.
The name "Malopolska" - Lesser Poland - appeared in the 15th century, and is derived from the Latin "Polonia Minor", which indicates that this region joined the Kingdom of Poland after "Wielkopolska," Greater Poland, the cradle of the Polish state.
The longest valley in the Polish Tatras is the Dolina Suchej Wody Gasienicowej (13km).
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 About Poland
In central Poland it is the magnates' residences in Kozlówka, palatial-park complex of Nieborów, and Warsaw's royal residences of Lazienki and Wilanów that are bewitching in their wealth and beauty.
The Renaissance castle of the Piast dukes in Brzeg, the 13th century castle complex of Ksiaz famous for its richness and grandeur, and the lordly residence of the dukes of Pszyna are the pride of Silesia.
The castles of Krasiczyn and Wisnicz in Lesser Poland are examples of the great wealth and splendor of the residences of the magnates.
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 ipedia.com: Lesser Poland Voivodship Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lesser Poland Voivodship or Little Poland Voivodship is an administrative region or voivodship in the south of Poland that contains core areas of the historical and geographical region of Lesser P...
The Lesser Poland Voivodship or Little Poland Voivodship (in Polish województwo małopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in the south of Poland that contains core areas of the historical and geographical region of Lesser Poland (Malopolska).
The city of Cracow, the ancient capital of Poland and for centuries the residence of Polish kings, is a convenient place for meetings, conferences, as well as for trade and cultural exchanges.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Poland
Poland was home to the largest Jewish population in Europe and served as the center for Jewish culture.
Immigrants flocked to Poland from Bohemia-Moravia, Germany, Italy, Spain and colonies in the Crimea.
According to Hasidic tradition, in southeast Poland, in the region of Podolia, Israel ben Eliezer Ba’al Shem Tov (otherwise known as the Ba’al Shem Tov or Besht) was born in 1699.
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 Little Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Poland, Brooklyn, an informal name for a neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Małopolska Voivodship, an administrative region of southern Poland.
This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
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 RelatioNet BE WO 24 MI PO
Krakow is one the oldest and largest cities of Poland, with a population of 760,000.
It is the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodship.
Poland was partitioned 1939, at the outset of the second world war, and Nazi German forces entered Kraków in September of that year.
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 Introduction and the events of the Swedish Deluge: 1655-1660
Sigismund III himself died in 1632 after what historian Adam Zamoyski has termed "the longest and possibly the most incompetent reign in Poland's history." He was succeeded, first by Władysław IV (1632-48), his son by Anne of Habsburg, and then by Jan Kazimerz (1648-68), his son by Constance of Habsburg.
The reign of the Vasa dynasty in Poland with the abdication of Jan Kazimierz on September 16, 1668.
Already in 1648, Poland position was a difficult one, with a revolt brewing in the Ukraine and during the course of it an attack by Russian troops.
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 Meaning of the Surname BARTOLD
At this time Poland was falling apart into lesser duchies of Silesia, Mazovia, Kuyavia, Greater Poland, Pomerania and Eastern Lesser Poland (Karpady) mostly ruled from The capital of Krakow in Lesser Poland.
Poland was on a downward slide at this point, Mongols were invading, the dukes were unable to unify the country, but Krakow remained a sort of capital for all.
Poland was stabilizing, and finally reunified, although Silesia was given to Bohemia (1335), and Mazowsze remained a subject duchy.
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 Lesser Poland Voivodship: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lesser Poland Voivodship or Little Poland Voivodship (in Polish (Polish: The property of being smooth and shiny) województwo małopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship (voivodship: a voivodship (romanian: voievodat, polish languagepolish: województwo, serbian:...
Proszowice County, powiat proszowicki, Proszowice (Proszowice: proszowice is a town in southern poland, situated in the lesser poland voivodship...
Wieliczka County, powiat wielicki, Wieliczka (Wieliczka: wieliczka is a town (1998 population: 17,900) in southern poland in the kraków...
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 (Poland: History of its Elective Democracy)
In 1572 Inquisition was banned in Poland, and from 1563 onwards the state ceased to execute sentences imposed by Church courts.
The process of reunification of Poland from the dynastic subdivisions of the Middle Ages, and the growth of the state through political unions, led to the gradual shift of the political center of gravity of the country.
JACEK JĘDRUCH was born in 1927 in Warsaw, Poland..
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 Poland and the Baltic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In central Poland, a primary division of the Duchy of Mazovia.
In 1569, Poland was converted from a hereditary to an elective monarchy, and in fact the state was self-described as a rzeczpospolita, a republic.
The Baltic coast from the island of Rügen in Germany, to the mouth of the Vistula in Gdansk Bay in Poland.
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 UNODC - Bulletin on Narcotics - 1978 Issue 1 - 005
As the population of Warsaw is one-fifth of the population of all the other large cities in Poland, it could be assumed that there were some 1,250 adolescents born between 1953-1959 abusing drugs who would need treatment.
In Poland, as in most countries, drug abuse is limited to the urban population.
Although the information presented on drug abuse in Poland shows modest dimensions of this phenomenon, it is important to pay attention to the measures aiming at limiting it to its actual size and preventing it from spreading further.
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 Poland - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After the shift, Poland emerged 20% smaller by 77,500 km² (29,900 mi²); although the important cities of Gdańsk (Danzig), Szczecin (Stettin) and Wrocław (Breslau) were all incorporated into its post-war borders.
Today, Poland has more than a hundred tertiary education instutions; traditional universities to be found in its major cities of Gdańsk, Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Rzeszów, Warsaw and Wrocław as well as technical, medical, economic institutions elsewhere, employing around 61,000 workers.
Air: Poland has eight major airports (in decreasing order of traffic: Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz and Rzeszów), a total of 123 airports and airfields, as well as three heliports.
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 The Goths in Greater Poland
Southern and central Poland was occupied by the Przeworsk Culture, which gained its name from the village of Przeworsk, situated in Lesser Poland (Maűopolska), where the first cemeteries typical of this culture were discovered.
Researchers have traditionally associated the Wielbark Culture with the Scandinavian peoples known as the Goths, maintaining that it was founded as a result of Gothic migration from their home territories in the Swedish province of Gotland or the Island of Gotlandia.
The woodlands of the Kashubian and Krajeński Lakelands, lying to the north-east of Greater Poland, are where groups of Goths are believed to have established their own settlements.
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There are fewer cars in Poland than in the West, though enough of them to create traffic jams in all the major cities.
To stay in Poland and not try bigos made of cabbage is like being in Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.
Some countries have reciprocal contracts with Poland for free treatment on the national health service for their citizens.
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 Poland's FT17
Military sales were illegal to Spain in Poland, though the exact reason that they were illegal is not known to TANKS!.
Though, most likely, that since the tanks were sold to the Republican side, they were sold in secret so as not to arrouse the newly resurgant Germans.
It is believed that Poland, with the agreement of Uruguay, sent some of the tanks to China and to Yugoslavia.
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 Poland: Informative Web Sites
Poland Country Guide: Provided by Columbus Travel Publishing, this world travel guide to Poland provides an overview of the nation, contact addresses, general information, passport/visa and currency information, and maps — as well as data on accommodations, sports and activities, Polish society, business in Poland, climate, history, and government.
Treblinka, Poland: "Treblinka in the Mazowieckie province, 100 km northeast of Warsaw, by the Treblinka River, has a population of about 300 people." Treblinka is the site of the infamous Nazi extermination camp and one of the destinations of the Poland/Israel study trip.
Zakopane, Poland: Zakopane, a destination of the Poland/Israel study trip, "is a town in southern Poland with approximately 30,000 inhabitants (1995), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy Sacz Voivodship from 1975-1998).
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 Poland Bank Notes
Mieszko I was the first historically known Piast duke of the Polans, who gave their name to the country that would later be called "Poland." Mieszko was not the Duke's actual name but was given to him later.
Boleslaw was the first Polish king, since it was during his reign that Poland became a kingdom, despite the fact that some Polish rulers before 1295 would never receive a crown.
Poland, located in central Europe, began as a Slavic duchy in the 10th century and has had a turbulent history of invasion, occupation or partition by Mongols, Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Prussia and Russia.
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 JewishGates.Com - The Definitive Source for Talmudic Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the statute of Lesser Poland of 1347, it stated that "the aim of the perfidious Jews is not so much to take their faith away from the Christians as to take away their wealth and property."
The foundations of the legal status of the Jews in the grand duchy of Lithuania were laid by Grand Duke Vitold in writs of law granted to the Jews of Brest-Litovsk in 1388 and to the Jews of Grodno in 1389.
In Poland, the whole conception was medieval to the core: legally and formally the attitude to the Jews remained unchanged from their first arrival from the west and southwest.
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 Wikinfo | Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of liberalising the economy and today stands out as one of the most successful and open transition economies, with about 20% unemployment and increasing wealth disparities.
Apart from individuals like Jeffrey Sachs, many institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute have been involved in the shock therapy, which, for some people, has been positive, while for others, it has been a catastrophe.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 Gabriel and Roman Hojski
Gabriel Hojski (ca.1555-1632) and his son Roman Hojski (ca.1585-1635), nobles from Wołyń (Volhynia) in today's Ukraine and politicians in 16th and 17th century Poland, were patrons and supporters of Arianism (Socinianism or Unitarianism) in their estates.
Gabriel was born to a lesser Ruthenian noble family, son of Roman Hojski and his wife Dorota Korczmińska (d.1601).
He probably received some education, perhaps in a Protestant or even Arian school in Lesser Poland (Małopolska), as he was later in life referred to as "knowledgeable".
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