Legnica

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Legnica [lɛɡˈnit​͡sa] ( listen) (former Lignica, German: Liegnitz, Czech: Lehnice, Latin: Lignitium) - 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.

From 1 June 1975 until 31 December 1998 the city was the capital of the Legnica Voivodeship. Out of city county, seat of the county. Since 1992, the capital of the Diocese of Legnica.

Legnica, as at 31 December 2009, has 104,178 inhabitants and is the third largest city in voivodeship (of Wroclaw and Walbrzych) and 38 in Poland. It also provides the most southernmost and largest urban center of Legnicko-Głogowski Okręg Miedziowy and agglomeration having 448.617 inhabitants.

The city is a regional academic center in which there are 7 universities, where 16,000 people are studying.

Legnica is an important center LGOM, it contains plants belonging to the KGHM Polska Miedź and developing Legnica Technology Park.

Legnica is a member of the Association of Polish Cities.

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