Góra

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Góra
Góra Castle
Góra Castle
Flag of Góra
Flag
Coat of arms of Góra
Coat of arms
Góra is located in Poland
Góra
Góra
Coordinates: 51°40′N 16°33′E / 51.667°N 16.550°E / 51.667; 16.550Coordinates: 51°40′N 16°33′E / 51.667°N 16.550°E / 51.667; 16.550
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Góra County
Gmina Gmina Góra
Government
 • Mayor Irena Krzyszkiewicz
Area
 • Total 13.65 km2 (5.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 12,574
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code 56-200
Vehicle registration DGR
Website http://www.gora.com.pl

Góra [ˈɡura] (German: Guhrau) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the administrative seat both of Góra County and of the smaller district (gmina) called Gmina Góra.

Geography[edit]

The town is located within the historic Lower Silesia region, approximately 69 kilometres (43 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław. As at 2006, it has a population of 12,574.

History[edit]

Parish Church

The settlement in the Duchy of Silesia was first mentioned as Gora in an 1155 deed by Pope Adrian IV conveying the property to the Diocese of Wrocław. The name of the town means "hill" or "mountain" in Old Polish. In 1288 it became part of the Duchy of Głogów under the Piast duke Henry III and received Magdeburg rights. The German name Guhrau is first documented in 1336. From the 14th century onwards, the town developed to a centre of cloth manufacturing.

Guhrau was annexed by Prussia upon the First Silesian War in 1742 and from 1816 was the administrative seat of Landkreis Guhrau within the Province of Silesia. Again a county seat from 1946, from 1975 to 1998 Góra belonged to Leszno Voivodeship.

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