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m is a town in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship
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, in south-western Poland
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, near the border with the Czech Republic
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. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina
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) called Gmina Mieroszów
Gmina Mieroszów is an urban-rural gmina in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Mieroszów, which lies approximately south-west of Wałbrzych, and south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.The gmina covers an area of , and as of 2006 its...
. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany
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. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia
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The town lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of Wałbrzych, and 79 kilometres (49 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.
As at 2006, the town has a population of 4,515.
Mieroszów is known for the Jatki mountain (also called the New Saddle) which has a perfectly profiled hang-glider and paraglider launching slope for south winds. This is an easy training slope with a hang-glider ramp, but experienced pilots have done some long unpowered flights from the site.