Środa Wielkopolska

Środa Wielkopolska [ˈɕrɔda vjɛlkɔˈpɔlska] (German: Schroda) is a town in central Poland, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Poznań, with 22,001 inhabitants (2009).

Środa Wielkopolska
Collegiate church and marketplace

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Środa Wielkopolska
Coordinates: 52°14′N 17°17′E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyŚroda Wielkopolska County
GminaGmina Środa Wielkopolska
Government
  MayorPiotr Mieloch
Area
  Total17.98 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
  Total22,001
  Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63-000
Car platesPSR
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.sroda.wlkp.pl

Overview

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).

Środa lies on the main railway line from Poznań to Katowice (via Jarocin). There is also a steam railway which runs to Zaniemyśl, 14 kilometres (9 mi) to the southeast.[1]

Notable people born or raised in Środa Wielkopolska

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Środa Wielkopolska is twinned with:

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