Krzywiń

Krzywiń [ˈkʂɨvʲiɲ] (German: Kriewen) is a small town in the centre of Poland in the Kościan County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, located at the Obra canal.

Krzywiń
Market square

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Krzywiń
Coordinates: 51°58′N 16°49′E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyKościan
GminaKrzywiń
Area
  Total1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Highest elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Lowest elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (2006)
  Total1,547
  Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code
64-010

Krzywiń was first referred to in scripts as Crivin in 1181. But it was not until 1237 that the area's reputation grew as a prominent marketplace. It was then that it was referred to as a town. Incorporation of the town followed in 1257.[1]

There are three schools in Krzywiń. There is a primary school, a junior high school and a high school.

References

  1. From the Polish "Nazwy Miast Wielkopolski" (English: Names of Towns in Greater Poland) by Zofia and Karol Zierhofferowie pp. 82-83; Publisher: "Wydawnictwo Poznańskie" (English: Publishing House of Poznań); Year of Publication: 1987; ISBN 83-210-0680-9

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