Olsztyn

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Olsztyn
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  • Left to right: Castle
  • Market Square
  • House at Okopowa Street
  • Old Town Hall
Flag of Olsztyn
Flag
POL Olsztyn COA.svg
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Olsztyn – Miasto Młode Duchem…
(Olsztyn – a city young in spirit…)
Olsztyn is located in Poland
Olsztyn
Olsztyn
Coordinates: 53°47′N 20°30′E / 53.783°N 20.500°E / 53.783; 20.500
Country Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County city county
Established 14th century
Town rights 1353
Government
 • Mayor Piotr Grzymowicz
Area
 • City 88.328 km2 (34.104 sq mi)
Highest elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Lowest elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 175,420
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 270,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10-001 to 11–041
Area code(s) +48 89
Car plates NO
Website http://www.olsztyn.eu

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

International relations[change | change source]

Twin towns – Sister cities[change | change source]

Olsztyn is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le service municipal des jumelages" [Châteauroux municipal twinning service]. Ville de Châteauroux (in French). Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  2. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. "Bielsko-Biała – Partner Cities". 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 

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Coordinates: 53°47′N 20°29′E / 53.783°N 20.483°E / 53.783; 20.483