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Situated in the administrative division ofSlaskie, Czestochowa has a latitudinal gradient of50.81°N and a longitudinal gradient of 19.13°E.It has an estimated population of 258,100 and
is one of the most peaceful Poland cities. Founded as a village, which was meant to provide administrative support to the Paulinian Order, the city is now one of the most important religious centers in the country with its Marian Catholic cult. The city is known for its numerous pilgrimage destinations, whichhave recentlyclaimed to fame as some of the finest holiday destinations in the country.

Some of the Czestochowa religious destinations are the Paulist monastery of Jasna Gora, which is the home to the most revered Black Madonna painting. The Jasna Gora monastery, founded in the eleventh century was the backbone of the Polish forces that were resisting the Swedish attacks during the seventeenth and the early eighteenth century.The monastery has further come into the limelight after Pope John Paul II visited the monastery in 1979. The city ofCzestochowa is also a site for Lusatian culture excavations. It also houses some of the well known museums of the world. The Czestochowa museums are home to various collectibles and artifacts that reflect the culture and the tradition of the country. The city museums also have manuscripts and artifacts that document the history and the folk tradition of the country.

Czestochowa is also an important industrial city in Poland and therefore has rail links with another important city in the country-Krakow. The city is the chief manufacturer of iron and steel, paper and textiles.

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