Słubice

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Słubice
Słubice
Słubice
Flag of Słubice
Flag
Coat of arms of Słubice
Coat of arms
Słubice is located in Poland
Słubice
Słubice
Coordinates: 52°21′N 14°34′E / 52.350°N 14.567°E / 52.350; 14.567Coordinates: 52°21′N 14°34′E / 52.350°N 14.567°E / 52.350; 14.567
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Słubice County
Gmina Gmina Słubice
Established 12th century
Town rights 1945 (1253 und Frankfurt Oder)
Government
 • Mayor Tomasz Ciszewicz
Area
 • Total 19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,148
 • Density 893/km2 (2,310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 69-100 to 69-102
Area code(s) +48 95
Car plates FSL
Website http://www.slubice.pl

Słubice [swuˈbʲit͡sɛ] (German Dammvorstadt) is a border town in the Lubusz Voivodeship of western Poland. Located on the Oder river, directly opposite the city of Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, of which it was a part until 1945 (as Dammvorstadt). At the 2011 census, the town had a total population of 18,000 (urban agglomeration Słubice-Frankfurt 85,000). Previously located in the Gorzów Wielkopolski Voivodeship (1975–1998), the town is currently the capital of Słubice County and the administrative seat of the Gmina Słubice.

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Frankfurt with eastern bridgehead (above), 1701
Pre-Schengen passport stamp

The name is a modern Polish restored version of Zliwitz, a West Slavic settlement east of the Brandendamm causeway across the Oder, mentioned in Frankfurt's city charter of 1253.[1] The Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg had purchased the surrounding Lubusz Land from the Silesian Duke Bolesław II the Bald in 1248.

Słubice is closely linked to its German sister city Frankfurt (Oder), of which it was a part until 1945. The two cities share many urban amenities and collaborate on various projects, such as a wastewater treatment plant in Słubice that serves both towns, as well as the Collegium Polonicum extension of some of the Viadrina European University's departments on the Polish side of the border. Furthermore, Słubice is part of a special Słubice-Kostrzyn Economic Zone.

Słubice was the setting for the 2003 film Distant Lights as well as for scenes in the 2002 film Grill Point.

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Słubice is twinned with:


150°-panorama of Słubice city centre

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