Rzeszów – the city we live in. Short history.
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the city we live in
Rzeszów is a small city which is in south eastern part of Poland. It was founded in 1354 by king Casimir IV of Poland.Rzeszów was given a city rights in 1354. It has beenthe capital of Podkarpacie region since 1944.In 1658 Jerzy Lubomirski established the Piarist school, the second secondary school in Poland. Nowadays Rzeszów is growing in population, new villages which are situated on outskirts, join the city and a lot of work is done to modernise it.
Rzeszów after II World War
Rzeszów is located in the center of Podkarpacie region, on both sides of the Wisłok river.It is surrounded by
many hills from every side.
population: 734 360
area: 4 327 km2
population: 166 492 (in 2006)
area: 78 km2
population density (for 1km2) : 2153
number of students: 53 000
colleges : 6
A Castle of Lubomirski family – it’s a residence of tribunal now
amiable location in surrounding environment of Karpaty foothills
small distance to Bieszczady and Beskid Niski eases convinient conditions for relax and many kinds of sport
warm and fresh climate makes this region one of the hottest in Poland.
Main square in Rzeszów
Rzeszów is a very old and beautiful city. The oldest and most attractive part of Rzeszów is the marketplace with Town Hall and tenant houses established in 1591.
Main tourist attractions are :
Palace of Lubomirski family from XVIII century
main square with restaurants and clubs
synagogues which belonged to population of Jews
Farny church – the oldest church in Rzeszów.
The main theatres are situated in the city center
Palace of Lubomirski family
The main theatres are situated in the city center:
Theatre of Wanda Siemaszkowa
There are two main sports clubs in Rzeszów :
-Stal Rzeszów – men’s football team – Polish Cup winner from 1975
-Resovia Rzeszów – men’s volleyball team playing in Polish Volleyball League
Stal Rzeszów Stadium
Most of sport activities , matches and demonstrations are organized in this
Main sport attractions organized
in past years:
- European Championship Qualifications 2002
in women’s basketball (Poland:Latvia ,
- European Championship Qualifications 2003
in men’s volleyball (Poland:Germany)
- World Championship Qualifications 2005