Środa Śląska

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Środa Śląska
Brick romanesque Blessed Virgin Mary church in Środa Śląska
Brick romanesque Blessed Virgin Mary church in Środa Śląska
Flag of Środa Śląska
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Coat of arms of Środa Śląska
Coat of arms
Środa Śląska is located in Poland
Środa Śląska
Środa Śląska
Coordinates: 51°9′N 16°35′E / 51.150°N 16.583°E / 51.150; 16.583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Środa Śląska County
Gmina Gmina Środa Śląska
Government
 • Mayor Bogusław Krasucki
Area
 • Total 14.94 km2 (5.77 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,800
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55-300
Car plates DSR
Website http://www.srodaslaska.pl

Środa Śląska [ˈɕrɔda ˈɕlɔ̃ska] (German: Neumarkt in Schlesien) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of Środa Śląska County, and of the smaller administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Środa Śląska. The town lies approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław, on the Średzka Woda creek.

Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 8,800.

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Coordinates: 51°09′N 16°35′E / 51.150°N 16.583°E / 51.150; 16.583