Środa Wielkopolska

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Środa Wielkopolska
Collegiate church
Collegiate church
Coat of arms of Środa Wielkopolska
Coat of arms
Środa Wielkopolska is located in Poland
Środa Wielkopolska
Środa Wielkopolska
Coordinates: 52°14′N 17°17′E / 52.233°N 17.283°E / 52.233; 17.283Coordinates: 52°14′N 17°17′E / 52.233°N 17.283°E / 52.233; 17.283
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Środa Wielkopolska County
Gmina Gmina Środa Wielkopolska
Government
 • Mayor Wojciech Ziętkowski
Area
 • Total 17.98 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 22,001
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63-000
Car plates PSR
Climate Cfb
Website www.sroda.wlkp.pl

Środa Wielkopolska [ˈɕrɔda vjɛlkɔˈpɔlska] (German: Schroda) is a town in central Poland, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Poznań, with 22,001 inhabitants (2009).

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Środa was part of Prussia and then Germany from 1793 to 1919. It is situated in Greater Poland Voivodeship, having previously been in the former Poznań Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the seat of Środa Wielkopolska County, and of Gmina Środa Wielkopolska (a district within the county).

Środa lies on the main railway line from Poznań to Katowice (via Jarocin). There is also a steam railway which runs to Zaniemyśl, 14 kilometres (9 mi) to the southeast.[1]

Famous people born or raised in Środa Wielkopolska[edit]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

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