Facts About Wrocław
Wrocław is home to 10 Nobel Prize Winners, They are: Theodor Mommsen (1902), Philipp Lenard (1905), Eduard Buchner (1907), Paul Ehrlich (1908), Gerhart Hauptmann (1912), Fritz Haber (1918), Friedrich Bergius (1931), Otto Stern (1943), Max Born (1954) & Reinhard Selten (1994).
In 1989, 1995 and 2019 Wrocław hosted the European Youth Meetings of the Taizé Community and hosted the Eucharistic Congress in 1997 and the 2012 European Football Championship.
In 2016, the city was a European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital.
In 2019, Wrocław was named a UNESCO City of Literature.
The city is believed to be named after Duke Vratislav I of Bohemia from the Czech Přemyslid dynasty, who ruled the region between 915 and 921. The city’s name first appeared in the 10th century as Vratislava.
Wrocław is over 1000 years old. It was originally a Slavic town. During the Middle Ages it became a German city.
The Oder River goes through the city.
The population of Wrocław is 642,869, as of 2019, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland and the main city of the Wrocław agglomeration.
Wrocław is twinned with: Brazil Araucária, Brazil; Batumi, Georgia; Breda, Netherlands; Charlotte, United States; Dresden, Germany; Guadalajara, Mexico; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; Kaunas, Lithuania; Lille, France; Lviv, Ukraine; Oxford, United Kingdom; Ramat Gan, Israel; Reykjavík, Iceland; Vienne, France & Wiesbaden, Germany.
Wrocław is a city in western Poland and the largest city in the historical region of Silesia.