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St. Godehard's Rotunda, Strzelin
Coat of arms of Strzelin
Coat of arms
Strzelin is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°4′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyStrzelin County
GminaGmina Strzelin
 • MayorDorota Pawnuk-Sznajder
 • Total10.34 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
 • Total12,192
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Car platesDST

Strzelin [ˈstʂɛlʲin] (German: Strehlen, Czech: Střelín) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. It is located on the Oława river, a tributary of the Oder, about 39 kilometres (24 miles) south of the region's capital Wrocław. The town is the seat of Strzelin County and also of the smaller municipality (gmina) of Strzelin. It is known for its extensive granite quarries - in fact the deepest Europe's granite quarry is located here. It is 123 meters deep and covers 19.5 ha


Prior to 1945 Strzelin was part of the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. It was severely damaged in the course of the Lower Silesian Offensive of the Red Army against the Wehrmacht in February 1945. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.)

As at 2013, the town has a population of 22,114.

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Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°04′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067