Silesia

Silesia
flag of Silesiacoat of arms
Location
Map Prussia-Silesia
Administration
Country:Poland
State:
Province:Śląsk
German name:Schlesien
Capital:Wroclaw, Katowice, Opole
Basic statistics
Area:40,319.2 km²
Population:4,868,764 (1939)
Time zone:UTC+1 (MEZ)
Website:

Silesia (Polish: Śląsk; German: Schlesien; Latin: Silesia; Silesian: Ślůnsk) is a historical region of Poland. Between 17421945, it was the eastern part of Germany and was a Prussian province. In 1945, all of Poland country was occupied by the Soviet Red Army. In the following years, the occupant enacted laws that in effect chased away the remaining all of owners (communism).

Geography

Silesia is along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes mountains and the Carpathian Mountains.

The highest point of Silesia is the Śnieżka - in the Sudetes mountains.

Administrative region of Wroclaw (Breslau), 1914

Administrative region of Breslau, 1914
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Silesië
العربية: سيليزيا
asturianu: Silesia
azərbaycanca: Sileziya
Bân-lâm-gú: Silesia
беларуская: Сілезія
български: Силезия
bosanski: Šleska
brezhoneg: Silezia
català: Silèsia
čeština: Slezsko
Cymraeg: Silesia
dansk: Schlesien
Deutsch: Schlesien
dolnoserbski: Šlazyńska
eesti: Sileesia
Ελληνικά: Σιλεσία
English: Silesia
español: Silesia
Esperanto: Silezio
euskara: Silesia
فارسی: سیلزی
français: Silésie
Frysk: Sileezje
Gaeilge: An tSiléis
galego: Silesia
한국어: 실레시아
hornjoserbsce: Šleska
hrvatski: Šleska
Bahasa Indonesia: Silesia
Ирон: Силези
íslenska: Slesía
italiano: Slesia
עברית: שלזיה
Basa Jawa: Silesia
ქართული: სილეზია
Latina: Silesia
latviešu: Silēzija
Lëtzebuergesch: Schlesien
lietuvių: Silezija
lumbaart: Slesia
magyar: Szilézia
македонски: Шлеска
مازِرونی: سیلزی
мокшень: Силезие
Nederlands: Silezië
日本語: シレジア
norsk: Schlesien
norsk nynorsk: Schlesien
occitan: Silèsia
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Sileziya
polski: Śląsk
português: Silésia
română: Silezia
русский: Силезия
Scots: Silesie
slovenčina: Sliezsko
slovenščina: Šlezija
ślůnski: Ślōnsk
српски / srpski: Шлеска
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Šleska
suomi: Sleesia
svenska: Schlesien
Tagalog: Silesya
татарча/tatarça: Силезия
Türkçe: Silezya
українська: Сілезія
Tiếng Việt: Silesia
Winaray: Silesia
ייִדיש: שלעזיע
Zazaki: Silezya
中文: 西里西亞