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Radlin, Silesian Voivodeship

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Radlin, Silesian Voivodeship

Korfanty street in Radlin
Korfanty street in Radlin
Coat of arms of Radlin
Coat of arms
Radlin is located in Poland
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Wodzisław
Gmina Radlin (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1365
 • Mayor Barbara Magiera
 • Total 12.53 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Highest elevation 298 m (978 ft)
Lowest elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 17,673
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 44-310
Car plates SWD

Radlin is a town in Wodzisław County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 17,656 inhabitants (2006). Located in southern part of the Voivodeship, close to the Czech border, between 1975 and 1999, Radlin was a district of the city of Wodzisław Śląski.

First mention of the settlement of Biertułtowy (which now makes the center of Radlin) comes from 1305, as Bertholdi villa. The very name Radlin probably comes from the Polish word radło, which means ard. In the 19th century, Radlin was one of the biggest villages of the Rybnik County of the Kingdom of Prussia. Like other locations of Upper Silesia, it grew in the 19th century, when several enterprises were opened there - Coal Mine Marcel, Coke Plant Radlin. In 1922, after Silesian Uprisings, it became part of Poland.

Among most famous people associated with Radlin are Leszek Blanik and Bolesław Kominek.


External links

  • Official website

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