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Polish cities outside of Poland

pgtx 30 | 3,156
15 Mar 2011 #1
- first of all, it's Chicago; 1,5 mln Poles live there (5,8%)...
- Curitiba in Brasil; 73% of all Poles in Brasil live in that city...
- the Ruhr Valley area where 700,000 Poles live, mostly descendants of Poles since XIX and XX century...
- NYC, Greenpoint; 700,000 Poles or people of Polish origin...
- Londyn, UK; 400,000 Poles live there, originated not so long ago... so far, so good...
- Detroit, USA; 400,000 loves in the city (it used to be much more) and about a milion in Michigan state...
- Grodno, the biggest concentration of Poles in Belarus where 300,000 of them lives...
- Paris, France - about 300,000...
- Toronto - 220,000; Poles mainly live around Roncesvalles Avenue, Brampton and Mississauga....
- Berlin - 180,000
- Buenos Aires -140,000; emigration mostly in between WWI and WWII and after WWII... in general there are 450,000 people with Polish roots...
- Vilnius, Lithuania - in 1931 Poles were 65,9% cities population, but only 20% nowadays...
- Hamburg, Germany - 110,000...
- Zaolzie in Czech Republic - probably about 70,000 Poles; but the last census says there are 51,968 Poles currently...
- Wierszyna is a Polish village in Siberia; Poles from Małopolska came here looking for work in 1910; all residents are Polish descendents...

Polska dziewczyna
NomadatNet 1 | 457
15 Mar 2011 #2
Not a city, but, a village near Istanbul:
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
17 Mar 2011 #3
Toronto - 220,000; Poles mainly live around Roncesvalles Avenue, Brampton and Mississauga....

And they do make the news here...

Polonia Restituta Medal Awarded

Oshawa's Mitch Lutczyk has joined the ranks of U.S President Dwight Eisenhower and Gen. Douglas MacArthur now that he has been awarded the prestigious Polish medal of the Polonia Restituta.

The 91-year-old Second World War veteran who served with the First Polish Armoured Division received the medal at a reception at the Polish consulate in Toronto

And they are rolling in the dough....

One of three Toronto bakers who will share a $50-million lottery win dreamed about a wheelbarrow full of money in the days leading up to the draw.

Eugeniusz Borek has worked as a delivery driver at Ontario Bread Co. on Ossington Avenue south of Dundas Street West for almost 20 years, along with close friends and fellow Polish immigrants Zdzislaw Modlinski and Wlodzimierz Konieczny.

17 Mar 2011 #4
You missed Cleveland, Ohio, Buffalo, New York and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
plk123 8 | 4,148
19 Mar 2011 #5
You missed ......., New York

no she didn't

NYC, Greenpoint; 700,000 Poles or people of Polish origin...

however i don't see Pittsburgh PA, Hartford CT, Green Bay WI, and Gary IN.
musicwriter 5 | 87
19 Mar 2011 #6
Toledo, Ohio has many residents of Polish descent. About 40 years ago there were several Polish Catholic parishes in Toledo; St. Hedwig, St. Adalbert, St. Vincent dePaul, St. Anthony, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Hyacinth, Nativity of Jesus, Our Lady of Lourdes. At present, only St. Adalbert and St. Hyacinth Churches are still Active. St. Hedwig has been relegated to an Oratory.

Here are some of the more predominant Polish surnames in metro Toledo:
Kujawa, Wiśniewski, Lewandowski, Kowalski, Nowak, Nowakowski, Nowacki, Nowicki, Andrzejewski, Michalski, Michalak, Czajka, Tucholski, Szymański, Szymanowski, Szyperski, Robakowski, Czarnecki, Machciński, Kubicki, Kubacki, Kozłowski, Wojciechowski, Wawrzyniak, Janowiecki, Zieliński, Jagodziński, Gąsiorowski, Jasiński, Kwiatkowski, Mierzwiak, Sieja, Królak, Katafiasz, Nadolny, Adamski, Kukla, Spychalski, Tafelski, Sujkowski, Rejent, Rosiński, £abudziński, Urbański, Kociński, Kłociński, Szczechowiak, Ignasiak, Kamiński, Szczewczykowski, Iwiński, Domagała, Holewiński, Tomaszewski, Zając, Sobczak, Pietrykowski, Przybyła, Rojek, Kaczmarek, Zalewski, Sobota, Kucharski, Drzewiecki. Well, the list goes on and on.

The little "ma & pa" grocery stores and bakeries have mostly disappeared. Same thing with the little independent hardware stores.
Babinich 1 | 455
19 Mar 2011 #7
East Chicago, Indiana
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
19 Mar 2011 #8
Also Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, Baltimore, MD, Muskegon, Bay City and Grand Rapids, MI.

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