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Gorzów Wielkopolski

Gorzów Wielkopolski (abbreviated Gorzów Wlkp.; German: Landsberg an der Warthe; Kashubian: Łącbarg) is a city in western Poland, on the Warta river. It is the second largest city in the Lubusz Voivodeship with 124,116 inhabitants (June 2015) and one of its two capitals with a seat of a Voivodeship governor (the other is Zielona Góra). Previously it was the capital of the Gorzów Voivodeship (1975–1998). Gorzów is known for its successful sportsmen, including Olympic and world champions and national representatives. The city is also known as the hometown of former Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz. Around Gorzów, there are two large forest areas: Gorzów Woods to the north, where the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is situated, and Noteć Woods to the southeast. The biggest oil fields in Poland are located near Gorzów.