Grudziadz

Grudziądz

(gro͞o`jôNts), Ger. Graudenz, city (1993 est. pop. 103,300), Kujawsko-Pomorskie prov., N central Poland, a port on the Vistula River. Industries include lumber milling, brewing, textiles, and light manufacturing. The city is also a railway junction. Founded and fortified by the Teutonic KnightsTeutonic Knights
or Teutonic Order
, German military religious order founded (1190–91) during the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade. It was originally known as the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem.
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, it was chartered in 1233. Grudziądz passed to Poland in 1466 and to Prussia in 1772; it was restored to Poland in 1919. Notable buildings include a Gothic church and an 18th-century Jesuit collegium.
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Grudziądz

 

a city in northern Poland, in Bydgoszcz Województwo. Population, 75,500 (1969). The city is a railway junction and a river port on the Vistula.

Grudziadz manufactures agricultural machinery, shipbuilding equipment, and enameled metalware. There is also a food-processing industry and a large rubber plant.

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