Kowal (town)

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Kowal
Saint Ursula Church in Kowal
Saint Ursula Church in Kowal
Flag of Kowal
Flag
Coat of arms of Kowal
Coat of arms
Kowal is located in Poland
Kowal
Kowal
Coordinates: 52°31′57″N 19°8′42″E / 52.53250°N 19.14500°E / 52.53250; 19.14500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Włocławek
Gmina Kowal (urban gmina)
Area
 • Total 4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,484
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal code 87-820
Website http://www.kowal.eu/

Kowal [ˈkɔval] is a town in Włocławek County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,478 inhabitants (2004).

The town is the birthplace of Casimir III, King of Poland (born in 1310).

The town is located on Poland's most important north-south highway, National Road 1 (DK1). The town bypass for this road was opened in December, 2007, allowing heavy traffic to avoid the town center. The A1 motorway passes just to the north-east of the town


Coordinates: 52°32′N 19°10′E / 52.533°N 19.167°E / 52.533; 19.167