Prochowice

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Prochowice
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Prochowice is located in Poland
Prochowice
Prochowice
Coordinates: 51°16′27″N 16°21′54″E / 51.27417°N 16.36500°E / 51.27417; 16.36500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Legnica
Gmina Prochowice
Government
 • Mayor Halina Kołodziejska
Area
 • Total 9.85 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,702
 • Density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 59-230
Website http://www.prochowice.com
Church of St. John the Baptist

Prochowice [prɔxɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (German: Parchwitz) is a town in Legnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Prochowice. It lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) north-east of Legnica, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

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.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 3,702.

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Coordinates: 51°16′27″N 16°21′54″E / 51.27417°N 16.36500°E / 51.27417; 16.36500