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Lwów
Lviv
Lviv
(Ukrainian: Львів [lʲʋiu̯] ( listen); Russian: Львов Lvov; Polish: Lwów[2] [lvuf] ( listen); German: Lemberg; see also other names) is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of around 728,350 as of 2016. Lviv
Lviv
is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. Named in honor of Leo, the eldest son of Daniel, King of Ruthenia, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia
Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia
(also called Kingdom of Rus')[3] from 1272 to 1349, when it was conquered by King Casimir III the Great
Casimir III the Great
who then became known as the King of Poland
Poland
and Rus'. From 1434, it was the regional capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship in the Kingdom of Poland
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Kraków
Kraków
Kraków
(Polish: [ˈkrakuf] ( listen)), also Cracow or Krakow (UK: /ˈkrækaʊ/; US: /ˈkrɑː-/),[2][3] is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula
Vistula
River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland
Poland
(Polish: Małopolska) region, the city dates back to the 7th century.[4] Kraków
Kraków
has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596[5], the Free City of Kraków
Free City of Kraków
from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow
Grand Duchy of Cracow
from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1998
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Rochdale
Rochdale
Rochdale
/ˈrɒtʃdeɪl/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England,[1] at the foothills of the South Pennines
South Pennines
on the River Roch, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) northwest of Oldham
Oldham
and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, which had a population of 211,699 in 2011.[2] Historically part of Lancashire, Rochdale's recorded history begins with an entry in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086 under "Recedham Manor". The ancient parish of Rochdale
Rochdale
was a division of the hundred of Salford and one of the largest ecclesiastical parishes in England, comprising several townships. By 1251, Rochdale
Rochdale
had become important enough to have been granted a Royal charter
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Freiburg Im Breisgau
Freiburg im Breisgau
Breisgau
(German pronunciation: [ˈfʁaɪ̯bʊʁk ʔɪm ˈbʁaɪ̯sɡaʊ̯] ( listen); Alemannic: Friburg im Brisgau [ˈfʁiːb̥əɡ̊]; French: Fribourg-en-Brisgau) is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with a population of about 220,000. In the south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam
Dreisam
river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau
Breisgau
region on the western edge of the Black Forest
Black Forest
in the Upper Rhine
Rhine
Plain. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine
Rhine
region
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Lvov (other)
Lvov may refer to:Russian name of Lviv, a city in Ukraine Lvov princely family Lvov dvoryan families Alexei Lvov (1799–1870), Russian composerSee also[edit]Lvovo Lvovsky Lev (other)This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Lvov. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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Novi Sad
Novi Sad
Novi Sad
(Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Сад, pronounced [nôʋiː sâːd] ( listen); Hungarian: Újvidék [ˈuːjvideːk]; Slovak: Nový Sad [ˈnoʋiː ˈsat]; see below for other names) is the second largest city of Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina
Vojvodina
and the administrative center of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern part of the Pannonian Plain, on the border of the Bačka
Bačka
and Srem
Srem
geographical regions, on the banks of the Danube
Danube
river, facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain. According to the 2011 census[update], the city has a population of 250,439,[2] while the urban area of Novi Sad
Novi Sad
(with the adjacent urban settlements of Petrovaradin
Petrovaradin
and Sremska Kamenica) has 277,522 inhabitants
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Saint Petersburg
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Whitstable
Whitstable
Whitstable
(/ˈwɪtstəbəl/, locally [ˈwɪʔstəbl]) is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent
Kent
in south-east England,[2] 5 miles (8km) north of Canterbury
Canterbury
and 2 miles (3km) west of Herne Bay. It has a population of about 32,000. Whitstable
Whitstable
was famous for its 'Native Oysters' which were collected from beds beyond the low water mark from Roman times until the mid-20th century. This is celebrated at the annual Whitstable
Whitstable
Oyster Festival, which takes place during the summer. In 1830, one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury
Canterbury
and Whitstable
Whitstable
Railway Company. In 1832, the company built a harbour and extended the line to handle coal and other bulk cargos for the City of Canterbury
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Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Winnipeg
(/ˈwɪnɪpɛɡ/ ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba
Manitoba
in Canada. It is near the longitudinal centre of North America and is 110 kilometres (70 mi) from the Canada– United States
United States
border.[14] It is also the place of the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy water. The region was a trading centre for aboriginal peoples long before the arrival of Europeans. French traders built the first fort on the site in 1738. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers of the Red River Colony
Red River Colony
in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg
Winnipeg
in 1873
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Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
(German pronunciation: [ˈvɔlfsbʊʁk] ( listen)) is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. Located on the River Aller. It lies about 75 km (47 mi) east of Hanover
Hanover
and 230 km (143 mi) west of Berlin. In 2013, Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
ranked as the richest city in Germany
Germany
with a GDP per capita of $128,000 due to its thriving auto industry.[2] Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
is famous as the location of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG's headquarters and the world's biggest car plant
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Russian Language
Russian (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language
East Slavic language
and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularly in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and Central Asia). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.[31][32] Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(which in turn is part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch)
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Twin Towns And Sister Cities
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.[1] The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War
Second World War
in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation,[2][3] and to encourage trade and tourism.[1] By the 2000s, town twinning became increasingly used to form strategic international business links between member
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Polish Language
Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages.[8] Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language
Polish language
speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script
Latin script
(ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż)
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography
German orthography
regulated by the Council for German Orthography[4]). Language
Language
codesISO 639-1 deISO 639-2 ger (B) deu (T)ISO 639-3 Variously: deu – German gmh&#
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Ukrainian Culture
Ukrainian culture
Ukrainian culture
and customs of Ukraine
Ukraine
and ethnic Ukrainians. Ukraine
Ukraine
has a shared culture and history with neighboring nations, dating back to the 9th century and the Land of Rus. Mutual customs are shared among the cultures of Ukraine, Belarus, Ukrainian Cossacks
Ukrainian Cossacks
and Russians. Ukrainian customs are heavily influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church and traditions from Slavic mythology
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Leo I Of Galicia
Leo I of Galicia
Leo I of Galicia
(Ukrainian: Лев Дани́лович, Lev Danylovych) (c. 1228 – c. 1301) was a Knyaz
Knyaz
(prince) of Belz (1245–1264), Peremyshl, Halych
Halych
(1264–1269), Grand Prince of Kiev (1271–1301) and King of Galicia-Volhynia. He was a son of King Daniel of Galicia
Daniel of Galicia
and his first wife, Anna Mstislavna Smolenskaya (daughter of Mstislav Mstislavich
Mstislav Mstislavich
the Bold). As his father, Lev was a member of the senior branch of Vladimir II Monomakh descendents. He was a first cousin of Alexander Nevsky, as their mothers were sisters.Contents1 Reign 2 Marriage and children 3 Ancestry 4 See also 5 External linksReign[edit] Lev moved his father's capital from Halych
Halych
to the newly founded city of Lviv. This city was named after him by its founder, Lev's father, King Daniel of Galicia
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