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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.Contents1 History 2 Titleholders 3 Big Four pageants3.1 Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Poland 3.2 Miss International
Miss International
Poland4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Starting in 1929, winners entering Miss Europe. Traditionally, the winner of Miss Polonia represented Poland
Poland
in Miss World
Miss World
and Miss Universe. In 2007, Miss World
Miss World
took away the franchise from Miss Polonia and returned it to the non-related national contest Miss Polski
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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.[1][2][3] 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
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Dzierżoniów
Dzierżoniów
Dzierżoniów
[d͡ʑerˈʐɔɲuf] (German: Reichenbach im Eulengebirge [ˈʁaɪ̯çn̩bax]; from 1945-1946 Polish: Rychbach, Drobniszew)[1] is a town located at the foot of the Owl Mountains
Owl Mountains
in southwestern Poland, within the Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Lower Silesian Voivodeship
(from 1975–1998 in the former Wałbrzych Voivodeship). It is the seat of Dzierżoniów County, and of Gmina
Gmina
Dzierżoniów
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
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Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko-Biała
[ˈbʲɛlskɔ ˈbʲawa] ( listen) (Czech: Bílsko-Bělá; German: Bielitz-Biala) is a city in Southern Poland with the population of approximately 174,000 (December 2013).[1] The city is a centre of the 325,000-large Bielsko Urban Agglomeration and is a major industrial (particularly automotive), transport and tourism hub
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Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg
([kɔˈwɔbʐɛk] ( listen); German: Kolberg ( listen)) is a city in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
in north-western Poland
Poland
with about 47,000 inhabitants (as of 2014[update]). Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg
is located on the Parsęta
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
Vistula
Rivers). It has been the capital of Kołobrzeg County in West Pomeranian Voivodship
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
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Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship, Pomorskie Region, or Pomerania
Pomerania
Province[1] (in Polish województwo pomorskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ pɔˈmɔrskʲɛ], in Kashubian Pòmòrsczé wòjewództwò), is a voivodeship, or province, in north-western Poland. It comprises most of Pomerelia
Pomerelia
(the easternmost part of historical Pomerania), as well as an area east of the Vistula
Vistula
River. The western part of the province, around Słupsk, belonged historically to Farther 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, named after the Kashubian minority
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Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Polish pronunciation: [ɡdaɲsk] ( listen), English: /ɡəˈdaɪnsk, -ˈdɑːnsk, -ˈdænsk/[1]; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] ( listen), English: /ˈdænsɪɡ/) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast
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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
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Mysłowice
Mysłowice [mɨswɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (German Myslowitz) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. The population of the city as of 2008[update] is 74,912.[1] 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.[2]Contents1 History 2 Districts 3 Education 4 Monuments 5 Culture 6 Notable residents 7 International relations7.1 Twin towns — Sister cities8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Mysłowice is one of the oldest towns in Upper Silesia
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Klęczany, Gorlice County
Klęczany [klɛnˈt͡ʂanɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gorlice, within Gorlice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Gorlice and 100 km (62 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków. References[edit]^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. v t eGmina GorliceSeat (not part of the gmina)GorliceVillagesBielanka Bystra Dominikowice Klęczany Kobylanka Kwiatonowice Stróżówka Szymbark ZagórzanyCoordinates: 49°43′00″N 21°13′00″E / 49.7167°N 21.2167°E / 49.7167; 21.2167This Gorlice County location article is a stub
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Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Lower Silesian Voivodeship, or Lower Silesia
Lower Silesia
Province[1] (Polish: województwo dolnośląskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ dɔlnɔˈɕlɔ̃skʲɛ]), in southwestern Poland, is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland
Poland
is divided. Lower Silesia
Lower Silesia
was part of Medieval Poland
Poland
during the Piast dynasty. After the testament of Bolesław III Wrymouth in 1138, Poland
Poland
entered a period of fragmentation. Silesia
Silesia
became a province of Poland
Poland
as a duchy, which later on became 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 Holy Roman Empire. This also impacted on the local architecture as well as traditions and cuisine
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Wrocław
Wrocław
Wrocław
(/ˈvrɔːtslɑːf/;[2] Polish: [ˈvrɔt͡swaf] ( listen); German: Breslau, pronounced [ˈbʁɛslaʊ̯]; Czech: Vratislav; Latin: Vratislavia) is the largest city in western Poland. It lies on the banks of the River Oder
Oder
in the Silesian Lowlands
Silesian Lowlands
of 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 2017 was 638,364, 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. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship
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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.[1][2] The pageant was first held in 1994
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Gorzów Wielkopolski
Gorzów Wielkopolski [ˈɡɔʐuf vʲɛlkɔˈpɔlskʲi] ( listen) (abbreviated Gorzów Wlkp.; German: Landsberg an der Warthe; Kashubian: Łącbarg) is a city in western Poland, on the Warta
Warta
river. It is the second largest city in the Lubusz Voivodeship
Lubusz Voivodeship
with 124,116 inhabitants (June 2015) and one of its two capitals with a seat of a Voivodeship governor (the other is Zielona Góra). Previously it was the capital of the Gorzów Voivodeship
Gorzów Voivodeship
(1975–1998). Gorzów is known for its successful sportsmen, including Olympic and world champions and national representatives. The city is also known as the hometown of former Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz. Around Gorzów, there are two large forest areas: Gorzów Woods to the north, where the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is situated, and Noteć Woods to the southeast
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Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
or Warmia- Masuria
Masuria
Province[1] or Warmia-Mazury Province (in Polish: Województwo warmińsko-mazurskie, [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ varˈmiɲskɔ maˈzurskʲɛ]), is a voivodeship (province) in northeastern Poland. Its capital and largest city is Olsztyn. The voivodeship has an area of 24,192 km2 (9,341 sq mi) and a population of 1,427,091 (as of 2006). The Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
was created on January 1, 1999, from the entire Olsztyn
Olsztyn
Voivodeship, the western half of Suwałki Voivodeship and part of Elbląg
Elbląg
Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998
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Biskupiec
Biskupiec [bʲisˈkupʲɛt͡s] ( listen) (German: Bischofsburg ( listen)) is a town in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland. It is located in Olsztyn County and has a predominantly Catholic population of approximately 11,400. The countryside surrounding Biskupiec is a popular tourist destination, part of the Masurian Lake District.Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 International relations3.1 Twin towns — sister cities4 External linksHistory[edit] The town's name derived from the Prince-Bishops of Warmia, who had a castle built in the southeastern outskirts of their realm on the Dymer creek in the late 14th century
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