Law on the Cities
On April 18, 1791, the Great Sejm adopted the Free Royal Cities Act (full title: "Miasta nasze królewskie wolne w państwach Rzeczypospolitej" - "Our Free Royal Cities in the States of the Commonwealth"), included as Article III into the Constitution of May 3, 1791.
The law granted a number of privileges for the residents of royal cities. Many of these privileges and rights have already been enjoyed by major royal cities, and the law effectively equalized all royal cities in this respect. It also includes some rights earlier enjoyed only by szlachta.
Major royal cities by region
Greater Poland Province
- Bracław (today part of Ukraine)
- Czerkasy (today part of Ukraine)
- Kamieniec Podolski (today part of Ukraine)
- Kazimierz Dolny
- Kijów (today part of Ukraine)
- Lwów (today part of Ukraine)
- Łuck (today part of Ukraine)
- Winnica (today part of Ukraine)
- Żytomierz (today part of Ukraine)
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