Strzelno

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Strzelno
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Strzelno
Coat of arms
Strzelno is located in Poland
Strzelno
Strzelno
Coordinates: 52°37′46″N 18°10′12″E / 52.62944°N 18.17000°E / 52.62944; 18.17000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Mogilno
Gmina Strzelno
Area
 • Total 4.46 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,054
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal code 88-320
Website http://www.strzelno.pl

Strzelno [ˈstʂɛlnɔ] (German: Strelno) is a town in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The town is located 18 km (11.18 mi) south of Inowrocław. According to the June 2005 Census, the population numbered 12,486.

History[edit]

Establishment of the city is connected with the person of Piotr Włostowic, a duke of Bolesław III Wrymouth. He is considered the founder of the Church of St. Cross. In the eighties of the 12th century, in what was then the village Strzelno, a Norbertine nuns convent was founded. The monastery church originally bore the name church of St.Trinity, in later years the name was extended to St.Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Strzelno received city rights in 1231.

Features[edit]

St. Prokop rotunda
Column of virtues in Church of the Holy Trinity

The 12th-century church of St Prokop, in the shape of a Roman rotunda, is considered to be one of the best preserved original churches in Poland.

Notable persons[edit]

Born in Strzelno:

Sports[edit]

Coordinates: 52°37′N 18°10′E / 52.617°N 18.167°E / 52.617; 18.167