Wronki

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Wronki
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Wronki
Flag
Coat of arms of Wronki
Coat of arms
Wronki is located in Poland
Wronki
Wronki
Coordinates: 52°42′N 16°23′E / 52.700°N 16.383°E / 52.700; 16.383
Country Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Szamotuły
Gmina Wronki
Area
 • Total 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,551
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Postal code 64-510
Website http://www.wronki.pl

Wronki [ˈvrɔŋki] (German: Wronke) is a town in the Szamotuły County, western-central Poland, situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Piła Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is located close to the Warta River to the northwest of Poznań on the edge of Notec Forest, and has a population of approximately 11,000.

History[edit]

The town's name comes from wrona, the Polish word for a crow, which is also reflected in the town's coat of arms. It has also been spelled Wronke at times during its history, specifically during the years when it was part of Prussia/Germany (1772–1919). At the beginning of the 20th century, Jews were 18% of the total population. After World War I, the number decreased because Wronki was incorporated to Poland and the Jews of Wronki belonged to the German culture[1] The town contains Wronki Prison, the largest prison in Poland.

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Main Sights[edit]

  • St. Katherine's church - gothic church built towards the end of the 15th century
  • Franciscan monastery - built in the 17th century according to a design by Krzysztof Bonadura senior
  • Holy Cross chapel - built in 1887 by Jadwiga Slodowicz

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Coordinates: 52°42′00″N 16°23′00″E / 52.70000°N 16.38333°E / 52.70000; 16.38333

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