Niemodlin

Niemodlin [ɲeˈmɔdlʲin] (German: Falkenberg O.S.) is a town in Opole County, Opole Voivodeship, Poland, with 6,315 inhabitants (2019).

Niemodlin
Historical tenements and architecture in Niemodlin
Historical tenements and architecture in Niemodlin
Flag of Niemodlin
Flag
Coat of arms of Niemodlin
Coat of arms
Niemodlin is located in Poland
Niemodlin
Niemodlin
Coordinates: 50°38′N 17°36′E / 50.633°N 17.600°E / 50.633; 17.600
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyOpole
GminaNiemodlin
Area
 • Total13.11 km2 (5.06 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total6,315
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal code
49-100
Websitehttp://www.niemodlin.pl

It was first mentioned as Nemodlin in a 1224 deed and received town privileges in 1283. Originally a part of the Duchy of Opole, after the death of Duke Bolko I Niemodlin became the capital of a duchy in his own right from 1313 to 1382. When the Opole line of the Piast dynasty became extinct in 1532, various noble families like the House of Zierotin and the Prazma (German Praschmas) held the estate (also known as Falkenberg) until the 1940s,[2] leaving a Renaissance castle, built about 1600.

Palace Falkenberg (Niemodlin), built in 1313

Notable residentsEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

See twin towns of Gmina Niemodlin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.niemodlin.org/index.php?id=511&L=1

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Coordinates: 50°38′40″N 17°37′00″E / 50.64444°N 17.61667°E / 50.64444; 17.61667