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City Hall
City Hall
Flag of Kościan
Coat of arms of Kościan
Coat of arms
Kościan is located in Poland
Coordinates: 52°5′N 16°39′E / 52.083°N 16.650°E / 52.083; 16.650
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Kościan County
Gmina Kościan (urban gmina)
Established 12th century
Town rights 13th century
 • Mayor Michał Jurga
 • Total 8.75 km2 (3.38 sq mi)
Highest elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Lowest elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 23,952
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64-000
Area code(s) +48 65
Car plates PKS
Website http://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