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|województwo: Dolnośląskie||voivodship: Lower Silesia|
|miasto na prawach powiatu: Wałbrzych||city: Wałbrzych|
Wałbrzych (German: Waldenburg) is situated at an elevation of 450 m in the Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia) voivodship (region) of southern Poland, about 65 km southwest of the region's capital, Wrocław. Wałbrzych is the seat of the administration of the district (powiat) of the same name and has a population of about 129,500 (2004).
Wałbrzych originated around 1250 as a village next to a castle. Around 1400 it was granted a German city charter. From 1542 onward Wałbrzych was part of the Habsburg possessions. In 1742 it became part of Prussia and remained part of this country until 1945. Since 1924 the city was independent from the surrounding district, although the district administration remained in the town. Between 1975 and 1998 Wałbrzych was the capital of the Wałbrzych voivodship.
Glass no. 2029 [left] is a souvenir from Waldenburg-Altwasser. The street depicted on the glass
The church depicted in the background is the Church of the Invocation of the Resurrection
(kościół pod wezwaniem Zmartwychwstania Pańskiego). The church was built in 1870.