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Gorzow Wielkopolski

Overlooking the picturesque banks of River Warta, Gorzow Wielkopolski is a city located on the western parts of Poland. At present, it is one of the twin capital cities of Lubusz Voivodeship. Before this,
Gorzow Wielkopolski had been the capital of the Gorzow Voivodeship from 1975-1998. In fact, this city owes its importance to the presence of some of the largest oilfields of Poland at its vicinity.

As far as the origin of Gorzow Wielkopolski is concerned, it can be traced as early as 1249 when the city was situated in Brandenburg's Neumark region. Later, it was included within the territories of Germany prior to 1945 and comprised mostly German people. In the beginning of 1945, the city was severely devastated in a battle between the Red Army and Wehrmacht. However, after the termination of the war, Gorzow Wielkopolski was included once more as an integral part of the Polish mainland. Consequently, the Germans were all expelled from the city to replace it with Polish or Pole citizens.

The economy of Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland is mostly dependent on trade and commerce. Known as the commercial and transportation center of significance in Poland, the industrial activities of the land consist of the production of diverse food items and synthetic textile fibers. Together with efficient transport facilities, the export of these manufacturing goods is carried out smoothly, thereby offering sound support to national economy.

The standard of education in Gorzow Wielkopolski on Polish Mainland is very high, owing to the presence of a large number of institutions like schools, colleges and universities. Together with extensive sports activities, these are reminiscent of the varied cultural achievements and ambience of the land.

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