Węgliniec

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Węgliniec
Building of the local fire brigade
Building of the local fire brigade
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
CountyZgorzelec
GminaWęgliniec
Government
 • MayorMariusz Wieczorek
Area
 • Total8.71 km2 (3.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total3,072
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
59-940
Car platesDZG
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.wegliniec.pl

Węgliniec [vɛŋˈɡliɲɛt͡s] (German: Kohlfurt) is a town in Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, at the border with Germany. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Węgliniec.

Węgliniec railway station remains a major railway junction, located on strategic passenger and freight routes between Poland and 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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