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Kielce is a city in central Poland with 207,051 inhabitants (2003). It is also the capital city of the Swietokrzyskie Voivodship since 1999, previously in Kielce Voivodship (1975-1998).

Baroque Bishops Palace (XVII c.), Cathedral (XII/XVII c.)
Interesting geology (5 nature reserves in town area) and vicinity: Holy Cross Mountains
History: first mentioned in the 11th century.