Siechnice

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Siechnice
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Coat of arms of Siechnice
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Siechnice is located in Poland
Siechnice
Siechnice
Coordinates: 51°2′12″N 17°9′9″E / 51.03667°N 17.15250°E / 51.03667; 17.15250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Wrocław
Gmina Siechnice
Area
 • Total 15.63 km2 (6.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,851
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Website http://siechnice.com.pl/

Siechnice [ɕɛxˈɲit͡sɛ] (formerly German: Tschechnitz, renamed Kraftborn in the Nazi era) is a town in Wrocław County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It gained town status in 1997, and as of 2006 has a population of 3,851.

Siechnice lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of the regional capital Wrocław, and since 1 January 2010 has been the seat of the gmina (administrative district) of Gmina Siechnice. (Previously the district was called Gmina Święta Katarzyna, and Siechnice was the only town in Poland which neither gave its name to the gmina in which it lay nor served as its administrative seat.)

Coordinates: 51°02′N 17°09′E / 51.033°N 17.150°E / 51.033; 17.150