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Jawor
German: Jauer
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Position of Jawor in Poland



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Position of Jawor in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates: 51°2′55″N 16°11′49″E / 51.04861, 16.19694
Country Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Jawor County
Gmina Jawor (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1238
Government
 • Mayor Artur Mieczysław Urbański
Area
 • Total 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (31-3-2011)
 • Total 24,340
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 59-400
Car plates DJA
Website www.jawor.pl


Jawor (German: Jauer) is a town in south-western Poland with 24,347 inhabitants (2006). It is situated in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the former Legnica Voivodeship). It is the seat of Jawor County, and lies approximately 61 kilometres (38 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

In the town can be found a Protestant Church of Peace. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

The name Jawor is Polish for "sycamore". Prior to 1945, the town was part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany.

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