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  SILESIA - LoveToKnow Article on SILESIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The decisive factor in the separation of Silesia from Poland was furnished by a partition of the Polish crowns territories in 1138.
Silesia is divided by a projecting limb of Moravia into two small parts of territory, of which the western part is flanked by the Sudetic mountains, namely the Altvater Gebirge; while the eastern part is flanked by the Carpathians, namely the Jablunka Gebirge with their highest peak the Lissa Hora (4346 ft.).
Silesia, and by the Oder, with its affluents the Oppa and the Olsa.
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 Silesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Middle Ages, Silesia was a Piast Duchy, which subsequently became a possession of the Bohemian crown under the Holy Roman Empire and passed with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526.
According to Tacitus, the 1st century Silesia was inhabited by a multi-ethnic league dominated by the Lugii.
Under the terms of the agreements at the Yalta Conference of 1944 and the Potsdam Agreement of 1945, German Silesia east of the rivers Oder (Odra) and Lusatian Neisse (Nysa Łużycka) was transferred to Poland.
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 Silesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Middle Ages Silesia was a Piast province that became a possession of Bohemian crown under the Holy Roman Empire and passed with that crown to Austrian Habsburgs in 1526.
In 1537 the rulers of Brandenburg and Silesia concluded an inheritance treaty it was vetoed by the emperor Ferdinand I
Czech Silesia is inhabited by the Czechs and Poles.
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In the earliest period Silesia was inhabited by Germans, the tribes being the Lygii and the Silingii.
In 999 Silesia was conquered by the Poles.
During the decade of the forties the sect of "German Catholics" developed from Silesia as the starting-point; this sect was founded at Laurahutte in Upper Silesia by the ex-chaplain, John Ronge.
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 Silesia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Except in the south, Silesia is largely an agricultural and forested lowland, drained by the Oder and its tributaries.
Silesia, with Moravia, was temporarily detached from the Bohemian crown and was ruled by Hungary.
By the Treaty of Berlin (1742), Maria Theresa ceded all of Silesia except Teschen and present Czech Silesia to Prussia; this cession was ratified by the Treaty of Dresden (1745).
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Despite that, the climate of Lower Silesia is mild, and the lowlands of the Province are the warmest area of Poland.
The Lower Silesia Province is divided into 30 counties (powiat), including four municipal counties, and 169 communes (36 municipal communes, 54 communes of mixed municipal and rural character and 79 rural communes).
The Lower Silesia Province is among Poland’s leading regions in terms of the number of companies with foreign capital and the amount of the foreign capital invested.
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 Silesia (¦l±sk)
Silesia (¦l±sk) is a historical and ethnographic region in south-western Poland.
The Germans were evacuated and Silesia was resettled by a Polish population, mainly the Poles who lost their homes in eastern Poland when the border was shifted west and their areas were annexed by the Soviet Union.
Capital of Lower Silesia, the millennial city of Wroc³aw is one of Poland's most beautiful municipalities, a challenge to Cracow and Gdañsk for tourist attention.
www.poland.gov.pl /Silesia,(Slask),303.html   (6284 words)

Silesia, Slask; in Polish, Schlesien; in German, and Slezsko; in Czech, is a historic region of central Europe, now mostly in southwestern Poland.
Historic Silesia also included sections of the present-day Severomoravsky (north Moravia) region of The Republic of Czech and of the Dresden and Cottbus districts of East Germany.
In the Middle Ages, Silesia was settled by a mixed German and Polish population.
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 Silesia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Civil society and social capital in Upper Silesia, a region on its way to the European union (1).(Co...
King Boleslaus III (reigned 1102-38), of the Piast dynasty, divided Poland into four hereditary duchies (of which Silesia was one) for the benefit of his sons.
Mining and hydrological transformations in Upper Silesia from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.
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 Silesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
is Chairman of the Polish Co-operative Society in East Silesia.
As governor of Silesia and Moravia he was constantly busy in attempting to diminish national contrasts.
He is the President of the People's Council in Rodziez-Szopienice, of the Union for the defense of the western frontiers of the Silesia Voivodeship, and of the Union of Polish physicians in Silesia.
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 Eastern Silesia 1918 - 1920
This decision incensed the Czechoslovak legions in Russia.
Because the Eastern Silesia was last area with unknown borders in Bohemia/Moravia, it was needed to wait with the monetary reform replacing the Austrian currency with the Czechoslovak one for a setting of borders.
Because the Parisian Conference set the borders in Eastern Silesia and exact date of their validity, the Czechoslovak Finance Minister Rašín was allowed to prepare the monetary reform for Feb. 26, 1919.
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 Silesia articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The region is bordered on the W by Bohemia, on the E by the Little and White Carpathian Mts., which divide it from Slovakia, and on the N by the Sudetes Mts., which separate it from Silesia and which include the
In World War II he reconquered (1944-45) Ukraine and S Poland from the Germans, took Silesia, and participated in the conquest of Czechoslovakia and the capture of Berlin.
A part of Silesia, the principality was under Bohemia from 1292 to 1625, when it came under Hapsburg rule.
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 GoPoland! Web Travel Guide to Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Silesia - named for two isolated peaks used as a worshipping ground by the Celts - has exchanged hands over the centuries: initially part of the first Polish nation, it then slowly merged with Bohemia to its south (as Sleszko), then became part of Austria and eventually part of Prussia to its west (as Schlesien).
As in northern Poland, the German influence and interest in the region is apparent today: Karkonosze was and is becoming again a popular holiday spot, and the former home of the Nobel laureate Gerhart Hauptmann is in Silesia (Jagniatkow).
After passing back into Polish hands at the end of WWII to compensate for losses to the east, Silesia now offers a typical Polish mix of the industrial Katowice contrasted with the cosmopolitan Wroclaw.
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 Silesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
of Saxony was incoporated into Silesia, while the northernmost part of Silesia, the enclave of Swiebodzin (Schwiebus) became part of the Province of Brandenburg (marked in red on the map of Brandenburg).
German inhabitants of the province either escaped or were expelled from Silesia after 1945 and Poles from the formerly Polish regions in the East settled there.
The map shows the territory of Silesia at the beginning of the 20th century.
www.polishroots.org /genpoland/sil.htm   (290 words)

 Śląskie Voivodeship
Several changes of Silesia's nationality and its divisions made the history of this land complicated.
Throughout centuries, administrative borders of Silesia underwent several changes and now it is hard to say exactly which lands are historically Silesian and which are not.
The name itself Upper Silesia' appeared in 15th century and its lands were in the shadow of economically predominant Lower Silesia till 18th century.
www.silesia-region.pl /ang   (331 words)

roclaw is the economical, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia, located in southwestern Poland, 160 km from Germany and 120 km from the Czech Republic.
Situated at the foot of the Sudety Moutains, upon the Odra River and cut through by its numerous tributaries and canals, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and 112 bridges.
The capital of southwestern Poland's province of Lower Silesia, the city of Wroclaw is located on the Oder River approximately 190 miles (310 kilometers) southwest of Warsaw and 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of Dresden, Germany.
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 University of Silesia
This decision means that the University of Silesia meets programme, organisation and teaching staff requirements.
Wiesław Banyś, at the University of Silesia on Monday 22nd of May. The main subject of the meeting was a French proposal of the complex function of the Alliance Françoise Centres in Poland.
The Rector of the University of Silesia, Prof.
english.us.edu.pl   (722 words)

 Hotel Silesia, Katowice, Poland
Hotel Silesia is located in the city center only just 500 m away from the railway station and 30km away from the Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport.
Excellent communication connections due to close locations to the bus station and bus, tram and train stops enable traveling along the whole upper silesian agglomeration.
The hotel is located in the city centre, 30 km away from the airport and 500 m away from the railway station.
www.polhotels.com /Katowice/Silesia   (237 words)

 Silesia. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
After World War I Silesia was partitioned among Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.
Germany occupied Polish Silesia from 1939 to 1945, and after World War II Poland annexed most of German Silesia.
Upper Silesia, in southern Poland, is an important industrialized area.
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 Silesia: History
dynasty, divided Poland into four hereditary duchies (of which Silesia was one) for the benefit of his sons.
of 1938 most of Czech Silesia was partitioned between Germany and Poland, and after the German conquest of Poland in 1939 all Polish Silesia was annexed to Germany.
Civil society and social capital in Upper Silesia, a region on its way to the European union (1).(Column)
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, the former capital of Upper Silesia, is an important trade center.
Silesia: History - History Early History Some historians maintain that the area was inhabited by the Silingae, a...
He made pioneer use of the discovery by his...
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 Silesia Grill Systems in Yorkshire for Velox High Speed Contact Grills available in Triple, Double and Single Grill ...
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Silesia Velox High Speed Contact and Panini Grills remain one
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On this web site I am collecting information about Silesia and it's culture and sharing the story of my family.
Much of my research genealogically is concentrated in towns surrounding Hirschberg, in Kreis Bolkenhain, and Schönau.
General History Of Silesia- In English and German
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Artists have been chosen for their unique styles and remarkable talents.
Silesia Gallery takes great pride and joy from being able to share our collections with you.
Copyright 1999 SILESIA GROUP INC., all rights reserved.
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