Mieroszów

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Mieroszów
Main square in Mieroszów
Main square in Mieroszów
Flag of Mieroszów
Flag
Coat of arms of Mieroszów
Coat of arms
Mieroszów is located in Poland
Mieroszów
Mieroszów
Coordinates: 50°40′1″N 16°11′23″E / 50.66694°N 16.18972°E / 50.66694; 16.18972
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Wałbrzych
Gmina Mieroszów
Area
 • Total 10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,515
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal code 58-350
Website http://www.mieroszow.pl

Mieroszów [mʲɛˈrɔʂuf] (German: Friedland in Niederschlesien) is a town in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, near the border with the Czech Republic. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Mieroszów. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.)

The town lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of Wałbrzych, and 79 kilometres (49 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 4,515.

Mieroszów is known for the Jatki mountain (also called the New Saddle) which has a perfectly profiled hang-glider and paraglider launching slope for south winds. This is an easy training slope with a hang-glider ramp, but experienced pilots have done some long unpowered flights from the site.

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Coordinates: 50°40′01″N 16°11′23″E / 50.66694°N 16.18972°E / 50.66694; 16.18972