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Rudna [ˈrudna] (German: Raudten) is a village in Lubin County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Rudna. It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of Lubin and 69 km (43 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

Rudna
Village
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Rudna
Coat of arms
Rudna is located in Poland
Rudna
Rudna
Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 16°15′48″E / 51.51111°N 16.26333°E / 51.51111; 16.26333
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyLubin
GminaRudna
Population
1,300

The village was originally called Nowa Ruda (New Rudna) - Old Polish ruda meaning ore - to distinguish it from the neighbouring small village of Stara Rudna (Old Rudna). Originated about 1280, it was not mentioned before 1347 in a deed of Charles IV of Luxemburg, at this time King of Bohemia, as a town within the Duchy of Ścinawa (Steinau).

After World War II, the village lost its town rights and became part of the now-defunct Legnica Voivodeship.

The village has a population of 1,300.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.

Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 16°15′48″E / 51.51111°N 16.26333°E / 51.51111; 16.26333