Rymer Coal Mine


It was established on July 1 1896, when the coal fields "Johann Jacob" and "Römer" were disconnected from the Emma Coal Mine. In 1902, it received the name Römer Coal Mine in recognition of the merits of Ferdinand von Römer, a professor of geology and palaeontologist from Wrocław. In 1936, it was changed to Rymer Coal Mine to honour the Silesian Voivode, Józef Rymer. The plant ceased its operation in 1999.

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?