Węgliniec

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

Węgliniec [vɛŋˈɡliɲɛt͡s] 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.

It 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.

See also[edit]

History of Silesia

Coordinates: 51°17′18″N 15°13′32″E / 51.28833°N 15.22556°E / 51.28833; 15.22556