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Przeworsk town (Poland)
Przeworsk county, Podkarpackie voivodship
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Przeworsk [ˈpʂɛvɔrsk] is a town in south-eastern Poland with 15,737
Since 1999 it has been in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship, and is the capital
of Przeworsk County.
The ancient Przeworsk culture was named after the town.
Przeworsk was a settlement since the 10th century, though evidence of
in the general area is even older. It is first mentioned in historical
records from the 13th century,
and was granted its town charter in 1394. From 1772 the town was part
of the Habsburg
Monarchy where it remained until 1918 when an independent Poland was restored.
Przeworsk is located on the European route E40, it also is an
important railway junction,
with trains going into three directions - east (towards Przemyśl),
west (towards Rzeszów) and north (towards Stalowa Wola).
Yiddish name: פּרשעוואָרסק
The Pshevorsk Hasidic dynasty, which originated in Przeworsk, is now
mainly located in Antwerp, Belgium.
- Basilica, built in the 15th century with a unique chapel - Tomb of
Jesus Christ (the same as in Jerusalem)
- Church of the Bernardine Order
- Palace and park of Lubomirski family
- The only truly "vivid" open air museum in Poland, with wooden houses
from Przeworsk and the surrounding region.
- The Wąskotorówka Train (narrow gauge railway) going from Przeworsk
to Dynów. (wiki)
Arms and flag adopted on March 20, 2003
(resolution # VII/45/2003)
Flag: rectangular, composed of two horizontal bands, white over blue.
Przeworsk city Coat of Arms
Arms: on the blue shield a CoA of the noble "Leliwa" clan
silver crescent moon and golden six-pointed star.