Strzelce Opolskie

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Strzelce Opolskie
Saint Lawrence Church
Saint Lawrence Church
Flag of Strzelce Opolskie
Flag
Coat of arms of Strzelce Opolskie
Coat of arms
Strzelce Opolskie is located in Poland
Strzelce Opolskie
Strzelce Opolskie
Coordinates: 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E / 50.500; 18.283
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Strzelce
Gmina Strzelce Opolskie
Government
 • Mayor Tadeusz Goc
Area
 • Total 30.13 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,059
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47-100
Car plates OST
Website http://www.strzelceopolskie.pl

Strzelce Opolskie [ˈstʂɛlt͡sɛ ɔˈpɔlskʲɛ] (German: Groß Strehlitz) is a town in south-western Poland with 19,628 inhabitants (2006), situated in the Opole Voivodeship. It is the capital of Strzelce County. Strzelce Opolskie is one of the biggest centers of German minority in Poland.

The town is located along the major rail line which joins Gliwice and Opole. Until 1999, there was a branch line connecting Strzelce Opolskie with Kędzierzyn Koźle. It closed as part of PKP's cost-cutting measures, although the rails still (2006) remain in situ.

Notable residents[edit]

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Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Strzelce Opolskie is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarptautinis Bendradarbiavimas" [Druskininkai international cooperation]. Druskininkų savivaldybės administracija (in Lithuanian). 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 

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Coordinates: 50°31′N 18°18′E / 50.517°N 18.300°E / 50.517; 18.300