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Zamosc

Zamosc (in Polish Zamość) is a Polish city situated in Lubelskie[?] voivodship. About 20 kilometres from the town is the Roztocze National Park[?]. The city population : 67,600 (1998). Zamosc was founded in the 16th century by the hetman (head of the army) Jan Zamoyski[?] on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Modelled on the Italian trading cities and built during the Baroque period by the architect Bernando Morando[?], a native of Padua, Zamosc remains a perfect example of a Renaissance town of the late 16th century which retains its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings blending Italian and central European architectural traditions. Old City quater of Zamosc has been placed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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