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Ujazd [ˈujast] (German: Ujest) is a town in Strzelce County in Opole Voivodeship of Poland. Population 1,647. 70% of the town infrastructure was destroyed in the Second World War.

Ujazd
Ujest
Saint Andrew Church
Saint Andrew Church
Coat of arms of Ujazd Ujest
Coat of arms
Ujazd Ujest is located in Poland
Ujazd Ujest
Ujazd
Ujest
Coordinates: 50°23′26″N 18°21′15″E / 50.39056°N 18.35417°E / 50.39056; 18.35417
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyStrzelce
GminaUjazd
Area
 • Total14.69 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,652
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal code
47-143
Websitehttp://www.ujazd.pl

The town lies on bank of the river Kłodnica.[1] Tourist attractions in the town include the Ujazd castle (formerly used by bishops of Wrocław) and two churches: 17th century baroque church, 19th century neogothic church.

Dukes of Ujest[2]Edit

Ujazd (prior to 1945 part of Prussia) was original geographic location for the title the duke of Ujest, that was used by the head of the family of HohenloheÖhringen, a branch (1823) of that of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen. Prince Hugo of Hohenlohe-Öhringen was created first duke of Ujest in 1861, and in 1897 was succeeded by his son Christian Kraft (born 1848). The duke was an hereditary member of the upper houses of Württemberg and Prussia.[1]

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Attribution
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ujest" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 564.

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