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1. This city in Andalusia, Spain, is known for its sherry wine.
2. This city in Latvia was called Mitau in German. It became the capital of duchy of Courland in 1561.
3. This city in Czech Republic was called Iglau in German.
4. This city in Thuringia, Germany was formerly a world center for lens making.
5. This city is the capital of the Keski-Suomi province, Finland.
6. This Polish city was called Hirschberg in German.
7. This town in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held by the Hungarians against the Turks from 1463 to 1526. It was surrendered to the Turks and held by them until 1908, when Bosnia and Herzegovina was annexed by Austria-Hungary.
8. This town was the site of the largest concentration camp complex in Croatia during WWII.
9. This town in Yonne dept., France was the birthplace of the French religious Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat, founder of Society of the Sacred Heart.
10. This Swedish city is the capital of a county with the same name. It was destroyed by its citizens to deter encroaching Danes in 1612.
11. This Scottish town is the origin of the so called ______ justice, which means punishing first and trying afterwards.
12. This was one of the few Slovak towns to come under Ottoman rule after a battle was lost near Mohac in 1526. It came to Czechoslovakia in 1918, but was occupied by Hungary 1938-45.
13. This Russian city was founded in 1010. It was the capital of an independent principality before passing to Moscow´s control in the 15th century.
14. This Danish town was residence for two Danish kings in the Viking ages: Gorm the Old (died 958) and his son Harold Bluetooth.
15. This English town is the site of ruins of a seventh century monastery where Anglo-Saxon scholar and theologian the Venerable Bede spent most of his life.
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