Polish minority in northern Moldavia

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The Polish minority moved into northern Moldavia after 1775 when it was annexed by Austria. A small number of Poles can be found in some the the towns and villages of Bucovina. There were 354 in Radăuţi in 1910 which had reduced to 91 in 1992. Suceava has a Polish community centre, shared with the Ciprian Pomborescu professional Romanian dance ensemble. Cacica is the home of the largest Polish community.  Most of the population of Cacica work in the village's deep salt mines. A few Poles live in the village of Vicsani.


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