Olsztyn

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Olsztyn is a city in northeast Poland, on the Łyna river. Olsztyn is the biggest city and the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

  • Population (2007): 175 241
  • Area: 87,89 km²
  • Town status: Since 1353

Geography[change | change source]

The town is near a lake region of forests and plains. There are 13 lakes in the town and many more surrounding it: (Krzywe, Długie, Żbik, Redykajny and others).

Demographics[change | change source]

Year Population
1772 1,770
1846 4,000
1875 6,000
1885 11, 555
1890 19,373
1895 25,000
1939 50,000
1941 54,300
1946 23,000
1950 45,000
1972 over 100,000
1994 165,000
2000 170,000
2005 (December 31) 174,950