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Miedzyrzecz

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Międzyrzecz is a town in western Poland, on the Obra and Paklica river, with 18,309 inhabitants . The capital of Gmina Międzyrzecz and Międzyrzecz County. Since the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998, it has been situated in Lubusz Voivodeship. From 1975–1998 Międzyrzecz was part of Gorzów Voivodeship. The town limits cover 10.26km2.GeographyThe town's name refers to Mesopotamia ("between rivers", Międzyrzecze) and its location at the confluence of the Obra River and the Paklica tributary, in the west of the historic Greater Poland region. About halfway between the towns of Skwierzyna and Świebodzin, it is situated 48km south of the regional capital Gorzów Wielkopolski and 68km north of Zielona Góra.The municipal area is in a particularly green part of Poland. Extensive forests and numerous lakes can be found in the vicinity, including two Natura 2000 protected areas south of the town.Międzyrzecz is the seventh largest town in Lubusz Voivodeship. The number of inhabitants has slightly been on the decrease since the 1990s.HistoryThe settlement on the road leading from Magdeburg to Gniezno was first mentioned as Mezerici by the medieval chronicler Thietmar of Merseburg in the course of the 1005 campaign of King Henry II of Germany into the Polish lands of Duke Bolesław I Chrobry. The Old Polish name Mezyriecze first appeared in the 1112/16 Gesta principum Polonorum by Gallus Anonymus.
Miedzyrzecz is in Lubusz Province. Plan how to spend your time in Miedzyrzecz and other destinations in Poland using our Poland trip builder site .
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