Ostroróg

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Ostroróg
Flag of Ostroróg
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Coat of arms of Ostroróg
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Ostroróg is located in Poland
Ostroróg
Ostroróg
Coordinates: 52°38′N 16°28′E / 52.633°N 16.467°E / 52.633; 16.467
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Szamotuły
Gmina Ostroróg
Area
 • Total 1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,995
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Postal code 64-560
Website http://www.ostrorog.pl/
For other uses, see Ostroróg (disambiguation).

Ostroróg [ɔsˈtrɔruk] (German: Scharfenort) is a town in Szamotuły County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 1,993 inhabitants (2004).

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1383. City's location before 1412, confirmed by the king, Sigismund I the Old (1546). Jan Ostrorog, renaissance political writer and polish statesman, was born there in 1436. Jakub Ostroróg also owned property here in the 16th century. Between the 16th and 17th centuries it was an important centre of polish Protestants, Unity of the Brethren - archive, library, seminary.

Coordinates: 52°38′N 16°28′E / 52.633°N 16.467°E / 52.633; 16.467