Infobox Settlement
name = Polanica-Zdrój
image_shield = POL Polanica-Zdrój COA.svg
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Lower Silesian
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Kłodzko
subdivision_type3 = Gmina
subdivision_name3 = Polanica-Zdrój (urban gmina)
latd = 50 | latm = 24 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 16 | longm = 31 | longs = | longEW = E

area_total_km2 = 17.22
population_density_km2 = auto
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 6900
website = http://www.polanica.pl

Polanica-Zdrój [IPA-pl|p|o|l|a|'|n|i|c|a|-|'|z|d|r|u|j] ( _de. Bad Altheide) is a town in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.

It lies approximately convert|11|km|mi|0 south-west of Kłodzko, and convert|89|km|mi|0 south-west of the regional capital Wrocław. As at 2006, the town has a population of 6,900.

Polanica-Zdrój was first documented in 1347 under the name "Heyde"; at the time it belonged to the House of Glaubitz. In 1645 the town was destroyed by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War. It grew quickly during the 19th century, becoming a popular health resort in the 1870s. In 1890 a rail connection to Glatz was completed. The town became part of Poland after World War II ended in 1945.

The amateur film festival POL-8 takes place in Polanica-Zdrój. The town is twinned with Telgte in Germany. Since 1963, it has hosted the annual Akiba Rubinstein Memorial chess tournament, honoring the great Polish Grandmaster (1882-1961). This event always attracts a high-class field of top players.

Numbers of inhabitants:

External links

* [http://www.polanica.pl/ Official web site, in Polish, English and German]

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