Ślesin

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Ślesin
Holy Family Monument, landmark to commemorate the independence of Poland
Holy Family Monument, landmark to commemorate the independence of Poland
Coat of arms of Ślesin
Coat of arms
Ślesin is located in Poland
Ślesin
Ślesin
Coordinates: 52°22′N 18°18′E / 52.367°N 18.300°E / 52.367; 18.300
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Konin
Gmina Ślesin
Area
 • Total 7.18 km2 (2.77 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,102
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal code 62-561
Website http://www.slesin.pl

Ślesin [ˈɕlɛɕin] is a town in Konin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,324 inhabitants (2004). In partitioned Poland it belonged to the Russian-controlled Congress Kingdom from 1815; it returned to Poland when the country regained its independence in 1918. During World War II, Ślesin was occupied by the Wehrmacht on 13 September 1939, annexed to Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945 and administered as part of Reichsgau Wartheland. The town was liberated by the Red Army on 20 January 1945 during the Vistula–Oder Offensive.

Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 18°18′00″E / 52.36667°N 18.30000°E / 52.36667; 18.30000