Wąsosz

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Wąsosz
The 15th-century castle in Wąsosz.[1]
The 15th-century castle in Wąsosz.[1]
Coat of arms of Wąsosz
Coat of arms
Wąsosz is located in Poland
Wąsosz
Wąsosz
Coordinates: 51°33′N 16°42′E / 51.550°N 16.700°E / 51.550; 16.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Góra
Gmina Wąsosz
Government
 • Mayor Zbigniew Stuczyk
Area
 • Total 3.24 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Lowest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,828
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 56-210
Car plates DGR
Website http://wasosz.eu/

Wąsosz [ˈvɔ̃sɔʂ] is a town in Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Wąsosz. It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Góra, and 53 kilometres (33 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław. The rivers Orla and Barycz meet here.

Before 1945 the town was in Germany and known as Herrnstadt. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and were replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

As of 2006, the town had a population of 2,828.

Catholic Church of Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph Church interior

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Coordinates: 51°33′N 16°42′E / 51.550°N 16.700°E / 51.550; 16.700