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Olsztyn (in German, Allenstein) is a town in north-east Poland by the Lyna River[?].

The town is beautifully situated in a lake region of forests and plains, barely touched by man. There are 11 lakes inside the administrative bounds of the town and many more surrounding it: Krzywe, Dlugie, Zbik, Redykajny and others.

Olsztyn is the capital of the Warmia and Masuria voivodship. The population is 175,000.

For industry, it features a tire company, Stomil[?], a subsidiary of Michelin. There are also food processing[?] plants and furniture manufacturers.

Nicolaus Copernicus once lived in the Olsztyn castle.

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