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The region conventionally called Sława surroundings is situated in the middle-western Poland, on the eastern outskirts of lubuskie province. Geographic coordinates of the centre are: 52 degrees north latitude and 16 degrees east longitude.

The origin of the landscape is connected with the Scandinavian glacier which overlapped that area about 20 thousand years ago. It was the period of the Baltic glaciation – geologically the youngest one on the Polish Plain. In the region of Sława there are a lot of accumulation glacial forms such as moraine hills and valleys at the bottom of which you can find numerous gully lakes.

End moraine hills reach about 120m. above sea level in their heights. They extend in a half-circle to the south of Sława. The highest hill is situated near Stare Strącze - it is Stara Winna Góra – 131m. above sea level. The extensive surface of a corrugated ground moraine surrounding Sława from everywhere is of the similar origin. Some of the water holes were formed in places where lumps of dead ice buried in the front moraine sediment melted thus causing the previously dry depressions to fill up with water. On the foreland of end moraine hills, to the south, in the direction of the Oder valley, there are a lot of formations consisting of sand and gravel. They are called sandar and are formed of sediments deposited by meltwater at the terminus of a glacier. The hills situated to the north of Sława, on Wieleń – Kaszczor – Świętno route, are fossil sand dunes – aeolian forms – the results of winds’ ability to shape the surface of the Earth (Białe Mountains, Wieleńskie Mountains). There you can observe a landscape zoning, hills are overgrown with forests, the corrugated ground moraine is taken up mainly by fields surrounding villages and towns. Proglacial stream valleys are occupied by meadows and numerous lakes. The biggest one in this area and in lubuskie province at the same time is the Sławskie Lake with an area of over 800ha. According to the physical-geographical division of Poland the presented region is called the Sława Lake district (mesoregion) and it belongs to macroregion called the Leszno Lake District. Lakes and forests are of a great value and importance for Sława and its surroundings and nature seems to be like a coloured mosaic attracting tourists and holiday-makers. The centre of the area is situated in the reception basin of the Sławskie Lake. Numerous rivers and streams fall into this lake. The biggest tributaries are Czernica river flowing Sława and Cienica river with its sources on meadows near Krążkowo village. It flows the group of tarnowskie lakes, Kuźnica Głogowska village and reaches the Sławskie Lake near Radzyń village. The smaller tributaries are: Radzyńska Struga, Jeziorna and Dębogóra. In Lubiatów there Obrzyca river rises in the Sławskie Lake and after about 60km.-near Cigacice - it flows into the Oder. In the area of Obrzyca river’s mouth there is a drinking water outlet for Zielona Góra agglomeration.

The Sławskie Lake together with Obrzyca river create the beginning of a picturesque kayak route (Lubuski Water Route – its length is about 200km.). Across Dźwiński Channel and Obra river you can get to Warta and to the Piast border fortress and a seat of a castellany – Santok. In Obrzyca and Obra valley there you can observe an interesting hydrological phenomenon called bifurcation – occurring when a river flowing in a single stream separates into two or more streams (called distributaries) which continue downstream. They can flow in a different, sometimes variable directions and belong to different river-basins.

The Sława Lake District is marked by a mild climate. It is situated in the west of the country so it is exposed to the action of humid air masses forming over the Atlantic Ocean. It causes the oceanic features of a climate – mild and short winters and not sweltering summers. The average annual air temperature is 8,1 degrees centigrade. Precipitation is low, about 500mm annually. Summer (the average air temperature during the day is above 15 degrees centigrade) lasts about 100 days and it is the longest in our province. The vegetation period – 220 days – belongs to the longest in Poland, contrary to the period when lakes freeze which lasts 65 days (the shortest one in Poland).

Pogoda w Sławie

Narodowy Spis Powszechny Ludności i Mieszkańców Urząd Statystyczny w Zielonej Górze Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Lubuskiego
Lubuskie Centrum Obsługi Inwestora Sławskie Centrum Kultury i Wypoczynku Zakład Wodociągów i Kanalizacji
Komenda Powiatowa Policji we Wschowie OSP Sława Powiatowy Urząd Pracy
Agencja Nieruchomości Rolnych - Ogłoszenia Katalog literatury dla dorosłych Biblioteki Publicznej w Sławie Biuletyn Prasowy
WOPR LKŻ Ratownictwo Wodne Sława
KS Dąb Przybyszów SALH SLTZ