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Sister cities of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski Polish pronunciation: [ɔsˈtrɔvʲɛt͡s ɕfʲɛntɔˈkʂɨskʲi] ( listen) is a town in south-central Poland (historic province of Lesser Poland) with 74,211 inhabitants (2006). The main industry is metallurgy. Ostrowiec is the capital city of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski County, part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (since 1999), previously it belonged to Kielce Voivodeship (1975–1998). It received town charter in 1613.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (the town is often referred to as Ostrowiec) lies on the Kamienna river. Northern districts are located in the Ilza Foothills, while southern part belongs to the Opatow Upland. Swietokrzyskie Mountains lie a few kilometers away, southwest of Ostrowiec. The town is one of historic centers of Polish industry, and was part of the Old-Polish Industrial Region, the oldest industrial basin of the country. Near Ostrowiec two interesting places are located: the archaeological reserve at Krzemionki and dinosaur park at Baltow.

Ostrowiec is located at the intersection of National Road nr. 9 (part of European route E371), and local roads 751, 754, 755. Furthermore, since 1884 the town has had a rail connection, along electrified line nr. 25, which goes from Łódź Kaliska to Dębica. In the 1960s, Polish government planned construction of a rail line from Kielce to Lublin via Ostrowiec. The area of the town is 46 km2., and it is divided into 20 districts (osiedla).

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