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Market square
Market square
Flag of Krzywiń
Coat of arms of Krzywiń
Coat of arms
Krzywiń is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°58′N 16°49′E / 51.967°N 16.817°E / 51.967; 16.817
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Kościan
Gmina Krzywiń
 • Total 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Highest elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Lowest elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,547
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code 64-010

Krzywiń [ˈkʂɨvʲiɲ] (German: Kriewen) is a small town in the centre of Poland in the Kościan County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, located at the Obra canal.

Krzywiń was first referred to in scripts as Crivin in 1181. But it was not until 1237 that the area's reputation grew as a prominent marketplace. It was then that it was referred to as a town. Incorporation of the town followed in 1257.[1]

There are three schools in Krzywiń. There is a primary school, a junior high school and a high school.

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  1. ^ From the Polish "Nazwy Miast Wielkopolski" (English: Names of Greater Polish Towns) by Zofia and Karol Zierhofferowie pp. 82-83; Publisher: "Wydawnictwo Poznańskie" (English: Publishing House of Poznań); Year of Publication: 1987; ISBN 83-210-0680-9

Coordinates: 51°57′35″N 16°49′10″E / 51.95972°N 16.81944°E / 51.95972; 16.81944