4Location of Tarnobrzeg The city is located in the south-east of Poland, in the Sandomierz Valley, on the right bank of the Vistula. The city was founded in 1593 by the Tarnowski family.
5Tarnobrzeg area occupies 86 km2 Tarnobrzeg area occupies 86 km2. It has approximately 50, 000 inhabitants.
6Today the city has county rights in the Podkarpackie Voivodship.
7The city developed after the Second World War as a centre of sulphur mining. Until recently, it was also a major centre for processing of sulphur in Poland and the largest producer of sulphuric acid. It was called “the capital of Polish sulphur industry”.
8Tarnobrzeg Sights NEXT The Tarnowski Family Castle Museum Monument to Bartosz GłowackiThe Dominican Church and MonasteryThe Church in MiechocinNEXT
9The Tarnowski Family Castle was built in the fourtenth century and rebuilt several times. PREVIOUS
10The Dominican Church and Monastery were founded by the Tarnowski family in to keep the miraculous painting of the Holy Virgin.PREVIOUS
11Monument to Bartosz Głowacki – unveiled on 9th September, 1904. PREVIOUS
12St. Mary Magdalene Church in Tarnobrzeg-Miechocin built in 1340 St. Mary Magdalene Church in Tarnobrzeg-Miechocin built in There is a Gothic door to the sacristy and a baptistery from 1484.PREVIOUS
13History Museum – founded in 1991 History Museum – founded in Located in the building of the former granary. It collects documents, memorabilia and works of art connected with the traditions of the city and its surroundings.PREVIOUS
25The products of “Siarkopol” Chemical Plants Sulphur- used for:- fabrication of black powder and fireworks,- production of remedy for parasites of plants,- production of medecine, pesticides, matches and paper,- rubber vulcanization.
26Mineral fertilizers – used as a means of enriching the soil with the necessary nutrient to improve the growth of plants.The following fertilizers are produced:- for agriculture,- for horticulture,- ecological.
27Sulphuric acid- mostly used to produce other acids, dyes, fertilizers, artificial fibres and explosives.
28Bleaching earth – used in refining of edible oil and animal fat as well as for decolorisation of petroleum oils.Fluorine gas – used for production of monomers, fluorine alkenes from which Teflon and its derivatives are made.Fluoride hydrogene – used for the etching of glass.Accumulator acid - used as electrolyte to fill leaded accumulators.
29Zosia is thanking Mr Andrzej Chrząstek, an engineer working for “Siarkopol” Chemical Plants.
30Sulphur mine and chemical plant Annual extraction/production in the highest business activity time and now.
31Sulphur mine and chemical plant tys.The area and employment in the highest business activity and now.
32Sulphur mine and chemical plant Water use and refuse water amount in the highest business activity and now.
33Summary there were lots of work places in our region, The Sulphur Mine “Machów” and Chemical Plants“Siarkopol”had an important role for our society. They have influenced our town`s development and the life of inhabitants:there were lots of work places in our region,thanks to them our town could develop,they founded a lot of cultural, sports and educational centres,they contributed greatly to the construction of such buildings as: our school-Gimnazjum number 2, “Siarkowiec” estate, St. Barbara Church, sports facilities in Tarnobrzeg,the castle in Baranów Sandomierski was rebuilt and renovated thanks to them.
35The work connected with the closure of the Sulphur Mine “Machów” followed by the reclamation of post-extraction areas:- is leading to the revitalisation of devastated areas,- has already brought about a considerable improvement in natural environment,- has helped the damaged fauna and flora to grow again,- has created new leisure grounds for the inhabitants,- enbles the development of tourism.
36The nearby area is getting more and more popular among the tourists. Lovers of water sports.
38The former mining pit was flooded to make an artificial lake for recreation.
39We are grateful for help, support and kindness in realisation of our project given from workers of “Machów” Sulphur Mine and “Siarkopol” Chemical Plants in Tarnobrzeg.
40Zofia ŁukasiewiczSzymon HalatAnna TomczykRadosław KokoszkaAnna FraneckaKacper AntoniewiczAnna MysiakPaweł StrużykMarta KaliszMałgorzata StaniszewskaMaciej TyniecAgata JaromekThis presentation has been prepared by students from classes IIIB and IIB with the help of their Geography teacher, Ms Urszula Staniszewska.Urszula Staniszewska