Mieszków, Greater Poland Voivodeship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other places with the same name, see Mieszków.
Mieszków is located in Poland
Coordinates: 52°1′25″N 17°27′56″E / 52.02361°N 17.46556°E / 52.02361; 17.46556
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Jarocin
Gmina Jarocin
Population 1,700

Mieszków [ˈmjɛʂkuf] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Jarocin, within Jarocin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north of Jarocin and 57 km (35 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań.

The village has a population of 1,700.


In 1891 owner of Mieszków was Władysław Taczanowski.[2]

With the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Mieszków was occupied by Nazi Germany. It was renamed Halbstadt and then Mühlenfelde. The town was administered as part of the district or county (kreis) of Jarotschin within the Reichsgau Wartheland. Following the arrival of the Red Army in January 1945 and the end of the war, it became part of the People's Republic of Poland.

Stanisław Taczak (1874–1960) was born in Mieszków.


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Maksymilian Łukaszewicz: Strażnica Ostrów i miasto Żerków. Poznań 1891, p. 350.

Coordinates: 52°1′25″N 17°27′56″E / 52.02361°N 17.46556°E / 52.02361; 17.46556