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Strzelin

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Country  Poland
Gmina  Gmina Strzelin
Postal code  57-100
Area  10.34 km²
Local time  Wednesday 10:09 PM
County  Strzelin County
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Car plates  DST
Population  12,192 (2006)
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Weather  11°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 84% Humidity
Voivodeship  Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Strzelin [ˈstʂɛlʲin] (German: Strehlen, Czech: Střelín) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. It is located on the Oława river, a tributary of the Oder, about 39 kilometres (24 miles) south of the region's capital Wrocław. The town is the seat of Strzelin County and also of the smaller municipality (gmina) of Strzelin. It is known for its extensive granite quarries.

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Map of Strzelin, Poland

History

Prior to 1945 Strzelin was part of the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. It was severely damaged in the course of the Lower Silesian Offensive of the Red Army against the Wehrmacht in February 1945. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.)

As at 2013, the town has a population of 22,114.

Notable people

  • Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915), physician
  • Johann von Ravenstein (1889–1962), Wehrmacht general
  • Błażej Augustyn, footballer, born 1988
  • Twin towns — Sister cities

    Strzelin is twinned with:

  • Trutnov, Czech Republic
  • Straelen, Germany
  • References

    Strzelin Wikipedia


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