Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Puławy

Puławy [puˈwavɨ] is a town in eastern Poland, in Lublin Province (northern Lesser Poland), on the Wisła and Kurówka rivers. According to the 2006 (GUS) census estimate, the town had a total population of 49,839. Puławy is the capital of Puławy County, and was known as Nowa Aleksandria from 1846 to 1918. Its coat of arms is the Pahonia.

Puławy was first mentioned in documents in the 15th century. At that time, it was spelled as Pollavy, and its name probably comes from a Vistula river ford, which was located nearby. The town is a local center of science, industry and tourism, together with nearby Nałęczów and Kazimierz Dolny. Puławy is home to Poland’s first permanent museum, it also is a Vistula river port. The town has two bridges, four rail stations, and serves as a road junction. In the nearby Dęblin there is an airport. Puławy has several sports clubs, with the most famous ones being Wisła Pulawy (men’s football 2nd Eastern Division in 2012/13, swimming, track and field, weight lifting), and Azoty Puławy (men’s handball 1st Division).

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