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Rydułtowy

Rydułtowy
Skyline of Rydułtowy
Coat of arms of Rydułtowy
Coat of arms
Rydułtowy is located in Poland
Rydułtowy
Rydułtowy
Location of Rydułtowy in Poland
Coordinates:
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Wodzisław
Gmina Rydułtowy (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1228
Government
 • Mayor Kornelia Newy
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 21,950
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Postal code 44-280
Website http://www.rydultowy.pl

Rydułtowy (German: Rydultau), is a town in southern Poland. It is in the Wodzisław County of the Silesian Voivodeship. Rydułtowy is in the south-western part of the Silesian Highland, on the Rybnik Plateau, in the Oświęcim-Racibórz Valley.

A mining town, Rydułtowy has been closely bound with the 200-year-old "Rydułtowy-Anna" coal mine.

Rydułtowy was first mentioned in documents from 1228. Rudolphi Willa is the name of the village in the Racibórz Principality, as shown in the books of the Wrocław Archbishop, dated from the 13th century.

Landmarks

  • Housing in the Charles's building settlement
  • Municipal Hospital buildings "Rydułtowy" ZOZ (health care service)
  • Penitential cross
  • Railway station
  • Rail tunnel
  • Scales building KWK "Rydułtowy" (coal mine)
  • St. Hyacinth's Church
  • St. George's Church

Sister towns

External links

  • Jewish Community in Rydułtowy on Virtual Shtetl



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