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Geography of Wroclaw


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Wroclaw in Poland is the capital of the Dolnoslaskie province. The city was formerly called Breslau. It is on the Oder River, about 180 miles (290 km) southwest of Warsaw, in Upper Silesia, a region rich in coal and other minerals. Wroclaw is a river port, a railway...

History of Wroclaw


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The origins of Wroclaw are associated with the settlement, which has grown up in a convenient spot for crossing the Oder, on the crossroads of important and old routes that run from southern Europe to the north, towards the Baltic Sea and from the west, east, in the...