Skoki

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Skoki
Flag of Skoki
Flag
Coat of arms of Skoki
Coat of arms
Skoki is located in Poland
Skoki
Skoki
Coordinates: 52°40′N 17°9′E / 52.667°N 17.150°E / 52.667; 17.150
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Wągrowiec
Gmina Skoki
Area
 • Total 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,866
 • Density 350/km2 (890/sq mi)
Website http://gmina-skoki.pl

Skoki [ˈskɔkʲi] (German: Schokken[1]) is a town in Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Wągrowiec County, with 3,779 inhabitants (December 2004). It is located about 40 km north of Poznań. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Skoki.

History[edit]

Established in 1367, it has always been a town with handicraft, in particular cloth weaving up to the 19th century.[2]

During World War II it was incorporated into the Nazi Reichsgau Wartheland. At this time an Oflag was established - Oflag XXI-A, later renumbered Oflag XXI-C.

The town has a church which lies on the Wooden Churches Trail around Puszcza Zielonka.

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Coordinates: 52°40′00″N 17°10′00″E / 52.66667°N 17.16667°E / 52.66667; 17.16667