Uchorowo

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Uchorowo
Village
Manor house in Uchorowo
Manor house in Uchorowo
Uchorowo is located in Poland
Uchorowo
Uchorowo
Coordinates: 52°39′N 16°57′E / 52.650°N 16.950°E / 52.650; 16.950
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Poznań County
Gmina Murowana Goślina
Population 520
Chapel
Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum)

Uchorowo [uxɔˈrɔvɔ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Murowana Goślina, within Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Murowana Goślina (on the road to Oborniki), and 28 km (17 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań. The village has a population of 520.

Uchorowo was first mentioned in written records in 1388.[citation needed] It has a 19th-century manor house (last restored in 1987), and a neo-Gothic chapel dating from 1890. The village formerly had a parish church and a primary school.

About 3 km south-west of Uchorowo, past the hamlet of Szymankowo, is the Śnieżycowy Jar nature reserve, founded in 1975 and now covering 9 hectares. It is most notable for the large numbers of spring snowflakes (Leucojum vernum) which bloom in March. This is one of the few places where this flower is found in lowland Poland. It is thought to have been brought here by human intervention in the 19th century.

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Coordinates: 52°39′N 16°57′E / 52.650°N 16.950°E / 52.650; 16.950