Jaworzyna Śląska

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Jaworzyna Śląska
Flag of Jaworzyna Śląska
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Coat of arms of Jaworzyna Śląska
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Jaworzyna Śląska is located in Poland
Jaworzyna Śląska
Jaworzyna Śląska
Coordinates: 50°55′N 16°26′E / 50.917°N 16.433°E / 50.917; 16.433
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyŚwidnica
GminaJaworzyna Śląska
Area
 • Total4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Highest elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Lowest elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
(2006)
 • Total5,240
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Postal code
58-140
Websitehttp://www.jaworzyna.net

Jaworzyna Śląska (German: Königszelt) [javɔˈʐɨna ˈɕlɔ̃ska] is a town in Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska. The town lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Świdnica, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław. It is an important railroad junction, located along the major line from Wrocław to Wałbrzych. In Jaworzyna, this line crosses with less important connections to Strzegom and Kamieniec Zabkowicki.

In 2006, the town had a population of 5,240.

A large porcelain factory is the town's largest employer.

Notable residents

See also

History of Silesia

Coordinates: 50°55′N 16°26′E / 50.917°N 16.433°E / 50.917; 16.433