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Szprotawa town hall
Szprotawa town hall
Coat of arms of Szprotawa
Coat of arms
Szprotawa is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°34′N 15°30′E / 51.567°N 15.500°E / 51.567; 15.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Żagań
Gmina Szprotawa
 • Mayor Józef Rubacha
 • Total 10.94 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 12,613
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67-300
Car plates FZG

Szprotawa [ʂprɔˈtava] (German: Sprottau) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Żagań County. It has 12,648 inhabitants (2004).


The first information about the terrains of today's Szprotawa comes at 1000 from the chronicle of bishop Thietmar of Merseburg, who accompanied the emperor Otto III on pilgrimage to the grave of holy Adalbert in Gniezno. Until World War II the town was part of Germany. After 1945 the native German population was expelled and replaced with Poles.

Sights to see[edit]

  • Old city
  • Sagan Gate, from the Middle Ages
  • Town hall, from the Renaissance
  • Saint Andreas Roman Catholic Church, from the 13th century
  • Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, from the 13th century
  • Evangelical Church, from the 18th century (old castle)
  • Old military airport with nuclear weapons storage
  • Castle Chrobry (archeological)
  • Silesia Walls


  • Oak "Chrobry", the oldest in Poland (750 years old)
  • Naturreserve "Buczyna Szprotawska"
  • Naturreserve "Park Słowiański"
  • Lower Silesia Forest
  • Old city park from the 19th century

Notable residents[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Szprotawa is twinned with:

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′N 15°32′E / 51.567°N 15.533°E / 51.567; 15.533


  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28.