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Facts About Legnica
Legnica became renowned for the fierce battle that took place at Legnickie Pole near the city on 9 April 1241 during the first Mongol invasion of Poland.
The name “Legnica” was mentioned in 1149 under High Duke of Poland Bolesław IV the Curly.
Legnica is twinned with: Blansko, Czech Republic; Drohobych, Ukraine; Meissen, Germany; Roanne, France & Wuppertal, Germany.
Legnica is the largest city of the conurbation and is a member of the Association of Polish Cities.
Legnica is a city in southwestern Poland, in the central part of Lower Silesia, on the Kaczawa River and the Czarna Woda.
The Population of Legnica is 99,350, as of 2019.
The city was first officially mentioned in chronicles from 1004, although settlement dates to the 7th century.
In 1997, Legnica was visited by Pope John Paul II.
In June 1945 Legnica was briefly the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodship after the administration was moved there from Trzebnica and before it was finally moved to Wrocław.
The city operates a copper museum, art gallery, theatre, cultural centre, and public library.