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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Jawor
Coat of arms
Jawor is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°03′N 16°12′E / 51.050°N 16.200°E / 51.050; 16.200
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyJawor County
GminaJawor (urban gmina)
 • MayorEmilian Bera
 • Total18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
 • Total24,347
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Car platesDJA

Jawor [ˈjavɔr] (German: Jauer) is a town in south-western Poland with 24,347 inhabitants (2006). It is situated in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the former Legnica Voivodeship). It is the seat of Jawor County, and lies approximately 61 kilometres (38 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

In the town can be found a Protestant Church of Peace. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Jawor Castle lies in Jawor.

The name Jawor is Polish for "sycamore". Prior to 1945, the town had a German majority. It had been part of Germany, Prussia, Austria, Bohemia, and Poland. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most of the German population of the town fled or were expelled and were replaced with Poles, some of whom had been expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

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Coordinates: 51°03′N 16°12′E / 51.050°N 16.200°E / 51.050; 16.200