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Old Market Square and City Hall in Poznan, Poland | by Frans.Sellies
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Old Market Square and City Hall in Poznan, Poland

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Poznań (Latin: Posnania; German: Posen; Yiddish: פוזנא or פּױזן Poyzn) is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland. It is among the oldest cities in Poland, and was one of the most important centres in the early Polish state, whose first rulers were buried at Poznań's cathedral. It is sometimes claimed to be the first capital of the kingdom of Poland.

 

Poznań is now Poland's fifth largest city. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska ("Greater Poland") region, and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship.

 

Poznań is an important centre of trade, industry, and education, and hosts regular international trade fairs. Poznań was a candidate city for European Capital of Culture in 2016.

Poznań is one of the host cities for UEFA EURO 2012.

On this market square there are 4 fountains each on a corner of the Square: Proserpina, Apollo, Poseidon, and Mars. This one is Apollo.

 

Submitted 16/07/2014

Accepted 21/08/2014

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