Jaroslaw

Jarosław

(yärô`släf), town (1994 est. pop. 42,500), Podkarpackie prov., SE Poland, on the San River. The town was founded by YaroslavYaroslav
(Yaroslav the Wise) , 978–1054, grand duke of Kiev (1019–54); son of Vladimir I. Designated by his father to rule in Novgorod, he became grand duke of Kiev after defeating his older brother Sviatopolk, who succeeded Vladimir I.
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 the Wise, duke of Kiev, in the 11th cent. It passed to Poland in 1382. Despite continuous Tatar raids, it developed as an important trade center in the 15th and 16th cent. It passed to Austria in 1772 and was restored to Poland in 1919.
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Jaroslaw

 

a city in southeastern Poland, in Przemysl Województwo, on the San River. Population, 32,900 (1977). Jaroslaw manufactures knitwear, food products, and glass.

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