Wronki

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Wronki
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Wronki
Flag
Coat of arms of Wronki
Coat of arms
Wronki is located in Poland
Wronki
Wronki
Coordinates: 52°42′N 16°23′E / 52.700°N 16.383°E / 52.700; 16.383
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Szamotuły
Gmina Wronki
Area
 • Total 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,551
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Postal code 64-510
Website http://www.wronki.pl

Wronki [ˈvrɔŋki] (German: Wronke) is a town in the Szamotuły County, western-central Poland, situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Piła Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is located close to the Warta River to the northwest of Poznań, and has a population of approximately 11,000. The town's name comes from wrona, the Polish word for a crow, which is also reflected in the town's coat of arms. It has also been spelled Wronke at times during its history, specifically during the years when it was part of Prussia/Germany (1772–1919).

The town contains Wronki Prison, the largest prison in Poland.

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Coordinates: 52°42′00″N 16°23′00″E / 52.70000°N 16.38333°E / 52.70000; 16.38333