Krotoszyn [krɔˈtɔʂɨn] (German: Krotoschin, Yiddish: קארטשין Kortshin) is a town in central Poland with 30,010 inhabitants as of 2005. It has been part of the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999; it was within Kalisz Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.

Market Square


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°41′N 17°26′E
Country Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
CountyKrotoszyn County
GminaGmina Krotoszyn
Established15th century
Town rights1415
  MayorFranciszek Marszałek
  Total22.55 km2 (8.71 sq mi)
Highest elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Lowest elevation
130 m (430 ft)
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63–700 to 63–710
Area code(s)+48 62
Car platesPKR

Historically part of the Kingdom of Poland, during the German rule in the 19th century after the Partitions of Poland, the town was located in the Prussian province of Posen.[1] The dominant trade is in grain and seeds, and the headquarters of the Polish branch of Mahle GmbH is located there. The castle of Krotoszyn was the centre of a mediatized principality formed in 1819 out of the holdings of the Prussian crown and granted to the prince of Thurn und Taxis in compensation for his relinquishing control over the Prussian postal system.[1]

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Krotoszyn is twinned with:


  1. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Krotoschin" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 928–929.

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