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Ustroń
St. James' Lutheran Church

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Ustroń is located in Poland
Ustroń
Coordinates: 49°43′9.82″N 18°48′43″E / 49.7193944°N 18.81194°E / 49.7193944; 18.81194
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Ustroń (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1305
Town rights 1956
Government
 - Mayor Ireneusz Adam Szarzec
Area
 - Total 58.92 km2 (22.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 15,414
 - Density 261.6/km2 (677.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-450
Car plates SCI
Website http://www.ustron.pl

Ustroń [ˈustrɔɲ] ( listen) (German: Ustron) is a health resort town in Cieszyn Silesia, southern Poland. It is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been in Bielsko-Biała Voivodeship (1975-1998). It lies in the Silesian Beskids mountain range.

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the town had 4,275 inhabitants, 4,265 of whom had permanent residence there. The census asked people for their native language; 3,917 (91.8%) were Polish-speaking and 333 (7.8%) were German-speaking. Jews were not allowed to declare Yiddish; most of them thus declared the German language as their native. The most populous religious groups were Protestants with 2,439 (57%) followed by Roman Catholics with 1,728 (40.4%) and the Jews with 107 (2.5%).[1]

The village has a futuristic outlook because of a cluster of pyramid-shaped hotels. It is also the home of the Jan Jarocki Museum. It was founded in April 1986 as Museum of Metallurgy. It is housed in a old building of the former Klemens Steel Works, which was in use between 1772 and 1897.[2] The museum collects technical tools, as well as historical and ethnographic artifacts.

The Równica and Czantoria mountains are nearby and hikable from the town center.

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Sport

  • Kuźnia Ustroń - football club founded in 1922, without particular success
  • TRS Siła Ustroń - volleyball club

Education

  • Wyższa Szkoła Inżynierii Dentystycznej im. prof. Meissnera

International relations

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Twin towns — Sister cities

Ustroń is twinned with:

People

Footnotes

  1. ^ Ludwig Patryn (ed): Die Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1910 in Schlesien, Troppau 1912.
  2. ^ Szkaradnik 2008, 50.

References

  • Szkaradnik, Lidia (December 2008). "Muzeum z huty". Zwrot: 50.  

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Coordinates: 49°43′9.82″N 18°48′43″E / 49.7193944°N 18.81194°E / 49.7193944; 18.81194


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Slaskie : Ustron

Ustron is a spa and winter sport city in southern Poland, situated southwest of Kraków, in the vicinity of Bielsko-Biała.

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