Collegiate church and marketplace
Coat of arms
|Coordinates: 52°14′N 17°17′E|
|County||Środa Wielkopolska County|
|Gmina||Gmina Środa Wielkopolska|
|• Mayor||Piotr Mieloch|
|• Total||17.98 km2 (6.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Środa was part of Prussia and then Germany from 1793 to 1919. It is situated in Greater Poland Voivodeship, having previously been in the former Poznań Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is the seat of Środa Wielkopolska County, and of Gmina Środa Wielkopolska (a district within the county).
Notable people born or raised in Środa Wielkopolska
- Arthur Greiser (1897–1946), German Nazi SS officer executed for war crimes
- Klaus von Klitzing (born 1941), German physicist, winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Franz Mertens (1840–1927), Polish-Austrian mathematician
- Rafał Wieruszewski (born 1981), Polish sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.