Ozimek

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Ozimek
Lutheran church
Lutheran church
Coat of arms of Ozimek
Coat of arms
Ozimek is located in Poland
Ozimek
Ozimek
Coordinates: 50°40′23″N 18°12′47″E / 50.67306°N 18.21306°E / 50.67306; 18.21306
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole Voivodeship
County Opole County
Gmina Ozimek
Town rights 1962
Government
 • Mayor Marek Korniak
Area
 • Total 3.25 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 9,944
 • Density 3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46-040
Area code(s) +48 77
Vehicle registration plates OPO
Website http://www.ozimek.pl

Ozimek [ɔˈʑimɛk] (German: Malapane) is a town in Opole County, Opole Voivodeship, Poland, with 10,040 inhabitants (2004).

History of the town starts in 1753, when Malapanew steelworks was opened, the first one in Silesia. In mid-19th century, Ozimek was located on the major rail route Lubliniec - Opole and the town quickly developed. However, it was not officially incorporated as a town until 1962. Among objects of interest, there is an iron bridge, opened in 1827. After World War II, Ozimek became part of Poland, the local populace was expelled.

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Coordinates: 50°40′23″N 18°12′47″E / 50.67306°N 18.21306°E / 50.67306; 18.21306