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Powidz, Greater Poland Voivodeship

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Powidz [ˈpɔvit͡s] (German: Kurheim) is a village in Słupca County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Powidz.[1] It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of Słupca and 68 km (42 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The village has a population of 1,000.

Powidz
Village
Niedzięgiel Lake
Niedzięgiel Lake
Coat of arms of Powidz
Coat of arms
Powidz is located in Poland
Powidz
Powidz
Coordinates: 52°25′N 17°55′E / 52.417°N 17.917°E / 52.417; 17.917
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountySłupca
GminaPowidz
Population
1,000
Websitehttp://www.powidz.pl

Powidz gives its name to the protected area called Powidz Landscape Park.

From the summer of 2019, Powidz’ nearby 33rd Air Base will be the site of a depot and storage site for US Army combat vehicles in Poland. It will be mostly funded by NATO’s Security Investment Program, and cost around US$210m, with the USA’s component capped at around 20-25%. The US Army Corps of Engineers has made an industry solicitation in 2018 requesting tree-cutting services for 38 hectares (94 acres) around the base. Two US investments could be sacrificed to pay for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico: A bulk fuel storage facility at US$21m, and a “rail extension and railhead” project budgeted at US$14m.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ NATO foots bill for massive US combat depot in Poland, Sebastian Sprenger, Defense News, 2019-03-29


Coordinates: 52°25′N 17°55′E / 52.417°N 17.917°E / 52.417; 17.917