Węgliniec

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Węgliniec
Railway station
Railway station
Flag of Węgliniec
Flag
Coat of arms of Węgliniec
Coat of arms
Węgliniec is located in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Węgliniec
Węgliniec
Węgliniec is located in Poland
Węgliniec
Węgliniec
Coordinates: 51°17′18″N 15°13′32″E / 51.28833°N 15.22556°E / 51.28833; 15.22556Coordinates: 51°17′18″N 15°13′32″E / 51.28833°N 15.22556°E / 51.28833; 15.22556
Country  Poland
Voivodeship  Lower Silesian Voivodeship
County Zgorzelec
Gmina Węgliniec
Government
 • Mayor Stanisław Mikołajczyk
Area
 • Total 8.71 km2 (3.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,072
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 59-940
Car plates DZG
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.wegliniec.pl

Węgliniec [vɛŋˈɡliɲɛt͡s] (German: Kohlfurt) is a town in Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Węgliniec. Before 1945, the village was in Germany and known as Kohlfurt.

Węgliniec railway station remains a major railway junction, located on strategic passenger and freight routes between Poland & Germany, with regular cross-border passenger services to Görlitz/Dresden and a limited service to Cottbus/Berlin.

The town lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of Zgorzelec, and 128 kilometres (80 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 3,072.

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