|• Mayor||Robert Marek Relich|
|• Total||16.17 km2 (6.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Nowogrodziec [nɔvɔˈɡrɔd͡ʑet͡s] (German: Naumburg am Queis) is a town in Bolesławiec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Nowogrodziec. It lies on the east bank of the Kwisa river south of the Lower Silesian Wilderness, approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of Bolesławiec, and 116 kilometres (72 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.
According to official figures for 2008, the town has a population of 4,027.
The Silesian duke Henry I the Bearded established the town in 1233 and granted it Magdeburg rights. It later belonged to the Piast duchies of Legnica, Głogów and Jawor. Here the important Via Regia road crossed the Kwisa, that marked the border with the historic Upper Lusatia region in the west. Like nearby Bolesławiec, the town was once famous for its pottery.
Twin towns — Sister cities
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