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Legnica

Administration
Full nameLegnica
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
Countycity county
Established1149
Town rights1264
Government
MayorTadeusz Krzakowski
Geography
Total Area21.7 sq mi (56.29 km2)
Elevation370.7 ft (113 m)
Demography
Total Population104178 (31.12.2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code59-200 to 59-220
Area code+48 76
Car platesDL

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Legnica c-plAUDPl-Legnica.oggleg'nica (former Lignica, , Ukrainian: Лігниця, , ) is a town in south-western Poland, in Silesia, in the central part of Lower Silesia, on the plain of Legnica, riverside: Kaczawa (left tributy of the Oder) and Czarna Woda.

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 is the capital of the Diocese of Legnica.

Legnica has 104,178 inhabitants and is the third largest city in the voivodeship (after Wrocław and Wałbrzych) and 38th in Poland. It also constitutes the southernmost and the largest urban center of Legnicko-Głogowski Okręg Miedziowy with agglomeration of 448.617 inhabitants.

Legnica is a regional academic center with seven universities enrolling approximately 16,000 students.

Legnica is the largest city of the Legnicko-Głogowski Okręg Miedziowy conurbation. It houses industrial plants belonging to KGHM Polska Miedź, one of the largest producers of copper and silver in the world.

Legnica is a member of the Association of Polish Cities.


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