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Jelenia Gora

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Jelenia Góra is a city in Lower Silesia, south-western Poland. The name of the city means "Deer Mountain" in Polish, and German. It is close to the Krkonoše mountain range running along the Polish-Czech border – ski resorts such as Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba are located 10to from the town.Jelenia Góra is situated in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been the seat of Jelenia Góra Voivodeship (1975–1998). The city constitutes a separate urban gmina and city county (powiat), as well as being the seat of Jelenia Góra County (which surrounds but does not include the city). In 2009 the population of Jelenia Góra was 84,564.ToponymyCity name mentioned in historical sources, seems to be consistent. German-name Hirschberg, written differently through the centuries (e.g. Hyrzberc 1281, Hyrspergk 1305 and 1355 Hirssbergk, Hirsberg 1521). After the incorporation of local lands to Poland in 1945, the city was given the name of Jelenia Góra. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Latin words appear in different records, for example Mons Cervi, Cervimontia, Monscervinus, Cervigera. Polish name Jelenia Gora and Hyrszberg is mentioned in the book "Krótki rys jeografii Szląska dla nauki początkowej" published in Głogówek in 1847 by writer Joseph Lompa Silesia.
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