Przemyśl

Przemyśl pshĕ´mĭshəl [key], Ukr. Peremyshl, city (1989 est. pop. 67,000), Podkarpackie prov., extreme SE Poland, on the San River in the Carpathian foothills. It is a trade center and has metalworking, textile, and timber-working industries. Oil and natural gas are also produced. The city was allegedly founded in the 8th cent. Between 981 and 1340 it was ruled by Kiev and Volodymyr-Volynskyy. Przemyśl obtained municipal rights and passed to Poland in the late 14th cent. Austria took the city in 1772 it reverted to Poland after World War I. Przemyśl has several old churches and the remains of a 14th-century castle.

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