Inowrocław

Infobox Settlement
name = Inowrocław



image_shield = POL Inowrocław COA.svg
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pushpin_label_position = bottom
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Kuyavian-Pomeranian
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Inowrocław County
subdivision_type3 = Gmina
subdivision_name3 = Inowrocław (urban gmina)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Ryszard Brejza
elevation_min_m = 85
elevation_max_m = 100
area_total_km2 = 30.42
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 77095
population_density_km2 = auto
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 52
latm = 47
lats = 35
latNS = N
longd = 18
longm = 15
longs = 40
longEW = E
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 88-100
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = CIN
website = http://www.inowroclaw.pl

Inowrocław [IPA-pl|i|n|o|'|w|r|o|c|ł|a|f] is a town in northern Poland.According to the 2004 Census estimate the town has a total population of 77,641. Situated in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, Inowrocław was previously in the Bydgoszcz Voivodeship (1975-1998). Inowrocław is an industrial town located about 40 km southeast of Bydgoszcz known for its saltwater baths and salt mines. The town is the 5th largest in its voivodeship.

Sports

* SSA Notec Inowroclaw - men basketball team, 7th in Era Basket Liga in 2003/2004 season.
* Sportino Inowroclaw - men basketball team, which replace SSA Notec, but in 1st league.
* Goplania Inowroclaw - men football team, they are playing in 4th league.
* Cuiavia Inowroclaw - men football team, they are playing in 4th league.

History

*1185 first mentioned
*12th century fighting against the Teutonic Knights
*13th century city rights
*15th century discovery of salt deposits
*1875 first thermal baths

Inowrocław was seized by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1772 during the First Partition of Poland and added to the Netze District. Following the Congress of Vienna (1815), the area became part of Prussia's Province of Posen. The city and the region were renamed Hohensalza on December 5, 1904. The area was restored to Poland following the Treaty of Versailles and its earlier name was restored.

During World War II, Inowrocław was captured by the German army on September 11, 1939 and became part of the German military district (Militärbezirk) of Posen and was renamed Hohensalza. The city was incorporated into the German Reich on November 26, 1939, initially part of Reichsgau Posen (1939), and later Reichsgau Wartheland (1939-1945). German forces were defeated by the Red Army in January 1945 and the city was returned to Poland.

Landmarks and monuments

*Romanesque church of the St Virgin Mary, dating back to the end of the 12th century or beginning of the 13th century, built from granite stones and brick. In 1834 destroyed by fire, partially reconstructed in 1950s. Since 13th July 2008 the St Virgin Mary's church is also the Minor Basilica (in polish: "Bazylika Mniejsza Imienia Najświętszej Maryi Panny")
*Gothic church of St. Nicholas, first building to the middle of 13th century, present church build after damage in 15th century, rebuild in 17th century
*Neo-Romanesque church of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, built between 1898 and 1900, consecrated in 1902, the largest church in the city, with imposing 77-metre high tower. North side of transept collapsed in a construction disaster in 1909 and remained not rebuild until 1929.
*Garrison church of St. Barbara and St. Maurice
*House of Czabańscy family from ca. 1800
*Houses, hotel "Bast" and spa buildings from the turn of 19th and 20th century

External links

* [http://www.ino-online.pl/ www.ino-online.pl/]
* [http://www.zschie.kujawy.com.pl/english/nasze.htm www.zschie.kujawy.com.pl]
* [http://www.ikmedia.pl/ www.ikmedia.pl]
* [http://www.dawny-inowroclaw.info/ www.dawny-inowroclaw.info]
* [http://www.ino.webpark.pl/ www.ino.webpark.pl]


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