Strzelin

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Strzelin
St. Godehard's Rotunda, Strzelin
Coat of arms of Strzelin
Coat of arms
Strzelin is located in Poland
Strzelin
Strzelin
Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°4′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Strzelin County
Gmina Gmina Strzelin
Government
 • Mayor Dorota Pawnuk-Sznajder
Area
 • Total 10.34 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 12,192
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57-100
Car plates DST
Website http://www.strzelin.pl

Strzelin [ˈstʂɛlʲin] (German: Strehlen, Czech: Střelín) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. It is located on the Oława river, a tributary of the Oder, about 39 km (24 mi) south of the region's capital Wrocław. The town is the seat of Strzelin County and also of the smaller municipality (gmina) of Strzelin. It is known for its extensive granite quarries.

History[edit]

Prior to 1945 Strzelin was part of the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. It was severely damaged in the course of the Lower Silesian Offensive of the Red Army against the Wehrmacht in February 1945. 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 2013, the town has a population of 22,114.

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Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°04′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067