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Type Settlement
Usage Polish
Pronounced Pron. VRAW-tswaf  [key]
Other Forms FormsBreslau Vratislav

Meaning & History

From the Old Polish names Wrocisław, Wrócisław or Warcisław, meaning a return to glory. Cognate with Czech Vratislav. It is associated with Vratislaus I of Bohemia, the legendary founder, but the first records of the city appear decades after his death. Currently the capital of Lower Silesia in Poland. Historically known as Breslau while under German rule.
Added 2/10/2019 by malejski
Edited 1/8/2023 by ari. and Sofia