Jaworzyna Śląska [javɔˈʐɨna ˈɕlɔ̃ska] (German: Königszelt) 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. The town is located within the historic region of Lower Silesia.

Jaworzyna Śląska
Railway station
Railway station
Flag of Jaworzyna Śląska
Coat of arms of Jaworzyna Śląska
Jaworzyna Śląska is located in Poland
Jaworzyna Śląska
Jaworzyna Śląska
Jaworzyna Śląska is located in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Jaworzyna Śląska
Jaworzyna Śląska
Coordinates: 50°55′N 16°26′E / 50.917°N 16.433°E / 50.917; 16.433
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
GminaJaworzyna Śląska
Town rights1954
 • Total4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Highest elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Lowest elevation
220 m (720 ft)
 • Total5,124
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(+48) 74
Vehicle registrationDSW

In 2019, the town had a population of 5,124.

Transport edit

Museum of Railway in Silesia

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 Ząbkowicki.

The Museum of Railway in Silesia (Muzeum Kolejnictwa na Śląsku) is located in Jaworzyna Śląska.

Economy edit

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

Notable people edit

Twin towns – sister cities edit

See twin towns of Gmina Jaworzyna Śląska.

References edit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.