Góra [ˈɡura] (German: Guhrau) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. From 1975 to 1998 it was in Leszno Voivodeship. It is the seat both of Góra County and of the smaller administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Góra.
The settlement was first mentioned as Old Polish Gora in an 1155 deed by Pope Adrian IV conveying the property to the Diocese of Wrocław. In 1288 it became part of the Duchy of Głogów under the Piast Duke Henry III. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. The name of the town means "hill" or "mountain" in Polish.
Góra lies approximately 69 kilometres (43 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław.
As at 2006, the town has a population of 12,574.
Notable people from Góra
- Ludwik Mateusz Dembowski, General Officer, born August 24, 1768, died July 18, 1812 in Valladolid
- Werner Naumann, Nazi secretary of state, born June 16, 1909, died October 25, 1982 in Lüdenscheid
- Radosław Kałużny, football player, born February 2, 1974
Coordinates: 51°40′N 16°33′E / 51.667°N 16.550°E