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Gorzów Wielkopolski

Administration
Full nameGorzów Wielkopolski
MottoMiasto wielu możliwości
City of many opportunities
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipLubusz
Countycity county
Established13th century
Town rights1257
Government
MayorTadeusz Jędrzejczak
Geography
Total Area33.2 sq mi (86 km2)
Elevation62.3 ft (19 m)
Demography
Total Population125149 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code66-400 to 66-414
Area code+48 095
Car platesFG

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Gorzów Wielkopolski c-plAUDGorzow_Wielkopolski.ogg'gożuf-wjelko'polski (abbreviated Gorzów Wlkp.; ) is a city in western Poland, on the Warta river. It is the biggest city in the Lubusz Voivodeship with 125,149 inhabitants (June 2009). and one of its two capitals with a seat of a Voivodeship governor (the other is Zielona Góra); previously it was the capital of the Gorzów Voivodeship (1975 1998).

Gorzów is famous for its fine sportsmen including Olympic and world champions and national representatives. In recent years the city has been known for a former Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, who comes from Gorzów Wielkopolski. Around Gorzów there are two large forest areas: Gorzów Woods (Puszcza Gorzowska) to the north, where the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is situated, and Noteć Woods (Puszcza Notecka) to the southeast. The

biggest oil fields in Poland are located near Gorzów.


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