Turek, Poland

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Turek zawsze po drodze / Miasto silne jak tur.
Turek always on your way / City strong as an aurochs
Turek is located in Poland
Coordinates: 52°1′N 18°30′E / 52.017°N 18.500°E / 52.017; 18.500
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyTurek County
GminaTurek (urban gmina)
Established12th century
City rights1341
 • MayorRomuald Antosik
 • Total16.16 km2 (6.24 sq mi)
113 m (371 ft)
 • Total31,282
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+48 63
Car platesPTU

Turek [ˈturɛk] is a town in central Poland with 31,282 inhabitants As of 2009. It is the capital of Turek County.

Turek has been situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999; it was in Konin Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.


Turek is first mentioned in the historical record 1136, when it was listed as belonging to the archbishops of Gniezno. It received its city rights in 1341.

The town was the capital of a district within the Kalisz region of the Russian Empire.[1] Following the end of the First World War in 1918, Turek became part of the Second Polish Republic. With the German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War, Turek was occupied by the Wehrmacht and annexed by Nazi Germany. It was administered as part of the county or district (kreis) of Turek within Reichsgau Wartheland. With the arrival of the Red Army in 1945 and the end of the war, Turek was integrated into the People's Republic of Poland.

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  1. ^ "Kalisz". In Encyclopædia Britannica. Volume 15. p 642. Accessed via Google Books 10/6/11.

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Coordinates: 52°01′N 18°30′E / 52.017°N 18.500°E / 52.017; 18.500