Kościan

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Kościan
City Hall
City Hall
Flag of Kościan
Flag
Coat of arms of Kościan
Coat of arms
Kościan is located in Poland
Kościan
Kościan
Coordinates: 52°5′N 16°39′E / 52.083°N 16.650°E / 52.083; 16.650
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyKościan County
GminaKościan (urban gmina)
Established12th century
Town rights13th century
Government
 • MayorMichał Jurga
Area
 • Total8.75 km2 (3.38 sq mi)
Highest elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Lowest elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
(2014)
 • Total23,952
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
64-000
Area code(s)+48 65
Car platesPKS
Websitehttp://www.koscian.pl

Kościan [ˈkɔɕt͡ɕan] (German: Kosten) is a town on the Obra canal in west-central Poland, with a population of 23 952 inhabitants as of June 2014.[1] Situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Leszno Voivodeship (1975–1998), it is the capital of Kościan County. Polish nobleman Ignacy Wyssogota Zakrzewski was born nearby.

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Coordinates: 52°05′N 16°39′E / 52.083°N 16.650°E / 52.083; 16.650