Chojnów

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Chojnów
Chojnów castle

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Motto: Friendly city (Przyjazne miasto)
Chojnów is located in Poland
Chojnów
Coordinates: 51°16′N 15°56′E / 51.267°N 15.933°E / 51.267; 15.933Coordinates: 51°16′N 15°56′E / 51.267°N 15.933°E / 51.267; 15.933
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Legnica
Gmina Chojnów (urban gmina)
Established 14th century
Town rights 1333
Government
 • Mayor Jan Serkies
Area
 • Total 5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 14,389
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 59-224, 59-225
Area code(s) +48 76
Car plates DLE

Chojnów is small city in Poland. As of the year 2000, 14,900 people live in the city. The city is on the river Skora. The city belongs to the county Legnica. It is in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The average height of the city is 170 meters above sea level.

Chojnów is first mentioned in a note dated 1272 as a Haynow settlement. In 1288 it's called city (civitas) in documents of Prince of Legnica Henryk V Gruby. In 1333 in gained the status of a city (civitas).

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Every year in first days of June, Days of Chojnów (Dni Chojnowa) are celebrated. The Whole-Poland bike race Masters has been organized in Chojnów once a year for the past few years.

Chojnów is an industrial and agricultural city. Among products produced in Chojnów are: paperware, agricultural machinery, chains, metal furniture for hospitals, equipment for the meat industry, beer, wine, leather clothing, clothing for infants, children and adults.

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The most interesting monuments of Chojnów are prince of Legnica's castle from the 13th century (currently used as a museum), two old churches, Baszta Tkaczy (Weavers' Tower) and preserved fragments of city walls.

The biggest green area in Chojnów is small forest Park Piastowski (Piast's Park), named after Piast dynasty as part of Communist anti-German propaganda.

Wild animals that live around Chojnów are roe-deers, foxes, rabbits and wild domestic animals, especially cats.