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Miss Polonia
MISS POLONIA is a national Beauty pageant
Beauty pageant
in Poland
Poland
to select the official ambassador of Poland
Poland
at the Miss Universe
Miss Universe
pageant. This pageant is the oldest beauty pageant in Poland. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Titleholders * 3 Big Four pageants * 3.1 Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Poland
Poland
* 3.2 Miss International
Miss International
Poland
Poland
* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYStarting in 1929, winners entering Miss Europe . Traditionally, the winner of Miss Polonia represented Poland
Poland
in Miss World
Miss World
and Miss Universe
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Mysłowice
MYSłOWICE (German Myslowitz) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland , near Katowice . The population of the city as of 2008 is 74,912. It is located in the south district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union in the Silesian Highlands , on the Przemsza and Brynica rivers (tributaries of the Vistula ). It is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, previously in the Katowice Voivodeship , and before then, the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship . Mysłowice is one of the cities comprising the 2.7 million conurbation - Katowice urban area and within the greater Silesian metropolitan area with a population of about 5,294,000. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Districts * 3 Education * 4 Monuments * 5 Culture * 6 Notable residents * 7 International relations * 7.1 Twin towns — Sister cities * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYMysłowice is one of the oldest towns in Upper Silesia
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Klęczany, Gorlice County
KLęCZANY is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gorlice , within Gorlice County , Lesser Poland Voivodeship , in southern Poland. It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Gorlice and 100 km (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków . REFERENCES * ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. * v * t * e Gmina Gorlice SEAT (NOT PART OF THE GMINA) * Gorlice VILLAGES * Bielanka * Bystra * Dominikowice * Klęczany * Kobylanka * Kwiatonowice * Stróżówka * Szymbark * Zagórzany Coordinates : 49°43′00″N 21°13′00″E / 49.7167°N 21.2167°E / 49.7167; 21.2167 This Gorlice County location article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Lower Silesian Voivodeship
LOWER SILESIAN VOIVODESHIP, or LOWER SILESIA PROVINCE (Polish : województwo dolnośląskie ), in southwestern Poland, is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces ) into which Poland
Poland
is divided. Historically the area had strong ties to both German and Polish culture, with additional Czech influence in the southern mountainous region. Silesia
Silesia
was once divided into many small duchies reigned by dukes and princes of the Piast dynasty . During this time, cultural and ethnic Germanic influence prospered due to immigrants from the German-speaking areas of the mighty Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire

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Wrocław
WROCłAW (/ˈvrɒtswɑːf/ ; Polish pronunciation: ( listen ), German : Breslau, pronounced ; Czech : Vratislav; Latin
Latin
: Vratislavia) is the largest city in western Poland
Poland
. It lies on the banks of the River Oder
Oder
in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe
Central Europe
, roughly 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
to the north and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Sudeten Mountains to the south. The population of Wrocław
Wrocław
in 2016 was 637,683, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland
Poland
and the main city of Wrocław agglomeration. Wrocław
Wrocław
is the historical capital of Silesia
Silesia
and Lower Silesia
Silesia
. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship
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Miss World 1989
MISS WORLD 1989, the 39th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 22 November 1989 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre . 78 contestants took part in the pageant. It was also the first time the Soviet Union has sent a contestant in any major pageant. The winner was Aneta Kręglicka of Poland, who was the first Eastern European person to win the competition. She was crowned by Miss World 1988, Linda Pétursdóttir of Iceland
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Gdańsk
GDAńSK (Polish pronunciation: ( listen ), English: /ɡəˈdaɪnsk/ ; German : Danzig ( listen ), English: /ˈdænsɪɡ/ ) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast. It is the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship , Poland's principal seaport and is also the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area . The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea ), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia , spa town of Sopot , and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdańsk itself has a population of 460,427 (December 2012), making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland. Gdańsk is the capital of Gdańsk Pomerania and the largest city of Kashubia
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Beauty Pageant
A BEAUTY PAGEANT or BEAUTY CONTEST is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, although some contests have evolved to also incorporate personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges' questions as judged criteria. The term almost invariably refers only to contests for unmarried women such as the Big Four international beauty pageants . Similar events or competition for men or boys being called by other names and more likely to be bodybuilding contests. The organizers of each pageant may determine the rules of the competition, including the age range of contestants. The rules may also require the contestants to be unmarried, and be "virtuous", "amateur", and available for promotions, besides other criteria. It may also set the clothing standards in which contestants will be judged, including the type of swimsuit
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Bielsko-Biała
BIELSKO-BIAłA ( listen ) (Czech : Bílsko-Bělá; German : Bielitz-Biala) is a city in Southern Poland
Poland
with the population of approximately 174,000 (December 2013). The city is a centre of the 325,000-large Bielsko Urban Agglomeration and is a major industrial (particularly automotive), transport and tourism hub. Neighbouring the Beskid Mountains to the south, Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko-Biała
is composed of two former cities on opposite banks of the Biała River , Silesian BIELSKO and Lesser Poland
Poland
's BIAłA, merged in 1951
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Kołobrzeg
KOłOBRZEG ( listen ) (German : Kolberg ( listen )) is a city in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in north-western Poland
Poland
with some 47,000 inhabitants (as of 2014 ). Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg
is located on the Parsęta River on the south coast of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
(in the middle of the section divided by the Oder
Oder
and Vistula Rivers). It has been the capital of Kołobrzeg County in West Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, and was in Koszalin Voivodship from 1950 to 1998. During the Early Middle Ages , Slavic Pomeranians founded a settlement at the site of modern Budzistowo . Thietmar of Merseburg first mentioned the site as Salsa Cholbergiensis. Around the year 1000, when the city was part of Poland, it became seat of the Diocese of Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg

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Pomeranian Voivodeship
POMERANIAN VOIVODESHIP, POMORSKIE REGION, or POMERANIA PROVINCE (in Polish województwo pomorskie , in Kashubian Pòmòrsczé wòjewództwò), is a voivodeship , or province , in north-central Poland
Poland
. It comprises most of Pomerelia
Pomerelia
(the easternmost part of historical Pomerania
Pomerania
), as well as an area east of the Vistula River
Vistula River
. The western part of the province, around Słupsk
Słupsk
, belonged historically to Farther Pomerania
Pomerania
, while Pomerelia
Pomerelia
and the eastern bank of the Vistula
Vistula
belonged to the historical region of Prussia . The central parts of the province are also known as Kashubia
Kashubia
, named after the Kashubian minority . The provincial capital is Gdańsk
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Dzierżoniów
DZIERżONIóW (German : Reichenbach ; from 1945-1946 Polish : Rychbach, Drobniszew) is a town located at the foot of the Owl Mountains in southwestern Poland
Poland
, within the Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 in the former Wałbrzych Voivodeship ). It is the seat of Dzierżoniów County , and of Gmina
Gmina
Dzierżoniów (although it is not part of the territory of the latter, since the town forms a separate urban gmina ). Established in the 13th century, Dzierżoniów
Dzierżoniów
is a historical Lower Silesian town that covers an area of 20.1 square kilometres (7.8 sq mi), and according to official figures for 2008 has a population of 34,396. It is named after Polish priest and scientist Jan Dzierżon
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Miss Tourism International
MISS TOURISM INTERNATIONAL is an annual international beauty pageant run by the D’ Touch International Sdn. Bhd. Foundation. The pageant was first held in 1994. in Kuching
Kuching
, Sarawak
Sarawak
, Malaysia, where 23 contestants competed. In 2006, the contest was held outside of Malaysia
Malaysia
for the first time, in Guangzhou
Guangzhou
, China
China
. In 2016, 60 countries participated in the Miss Tourism International
Miss Tourism International
pageant. The reigning Miss Tourism International
Miss Tourism International
is Ariel Pearse from New Zealand . She was crowned on December 31, 2016 in Putrajaya
Putrajaya
, Malaysia
Malaysia

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Zgorzelec
ZGORZELEC ( listen ) (German: Görlitz
Görlitz
, Upper Sorbian : Zhorjelc, Czech : Zhořelec) is a town in south-western Poland
Poland
with 32,322 inhabitants (2012). It lies in Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Lower Silesian Voivodeship
(from 1975–1998 it was in the former Jelenia Góra Voivodeship ). It is the seat of Zgorzelec County
Zgorzelec County
, and also of the smaller district of Gmina
Gmina
Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
(although it is not part of the territory of the latter, as the town is an urban gmina in its own right). Zgorzelec
Zgorzelec
is located on the Lusatian Neisse river, on the post-1945 Polish-German Neisse border adjoining the German town of Görlitz
Görlitz
, of which it constituted the eastern part up to 1945
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Ostrów Wielkopolski
OSTRóW WIELKOPOLSKI ( ) (often abbreviated Ostrów Wlkp., formerly called only Ostrów, German : Ostrowo, Latin: Ostrovia) is a city in central Poland
Poland
with 72,360 inhabitants (2008), situated in the Greater Poland
Poland
Voivodeship ; the seat of Ostrów Wielkopolski County . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notable residents * 3 Education * 4 Sports * 5 International relations * 5.1 Twin towns — sister cities * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYRecently, a small fortified dwelling dating from the 10th century was discovered on the north-east side of the town's limits. An archeological excavation is now in progress. Ostrów received town privileges in 1404 but the economic stagnation caused by fires, wars, and a weak 16th-century nobility, led to the town’s officials dropping its town status in 1711
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Opole Voivodeship
OPOLE VOIVODESHIP, or OPOLE PROVINCE (Polish: województwo opolskie , German : Woiwodschaft Oppeln), is the smallest and least populated voivodeship of Poland
Poland
. The province's name derives from that of the region's capital and largest city, Opole
Opole
. It is part of Upper Silesia . A relatively large German minority lives in the voivodeship, with representatives in the Sejm . Opole
Opole
Voivodeship is bordered by Lower Silesian Voivodeship to the west, Greater Poland
Poland
and Łódź Voivodeships to the north, Silesian Voivodeship to the east, and the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
to the south
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