Strzelce Opolskie

Strzelce Opolskie [ˈstʂɛlt͡sɛ ɔˈpɔlskʲɛ] (About this soundlisten) (German: Groß Strehlitz) is a town in south-western Poland with 17,900 inhabitants (2019), situated in the Opole Voivodeship. It is the capital of Strzelce County. Strzelce Opolskie is one of the biggest centers of German minority in Poland.

Strzelce Opolskie
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Strzelce Opolskie
Flag
Coat of arms of Strzelce Opolskie
Coat of arms
Strzelce Opolskie is located in Opole Voivodeship
Strzelce Opolskie
Strzelce Opolskie
Strzelce Opolskie is located in Poland
Strzelce Opolskie
Strzelce Opolskie
Coordinates: 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E / 50.500; 18.283Coordinates: 50°30′N 18°17′E / 50.500°N 18.283°E / 50.500; 18.283
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyStrzelce
GminaStrzelce Opolskie
Government
 • MayorTadeusz Goc
Area
 • Total30.13 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total17,900
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47-100
Car platesOST
Websitehttp://www.strzelceopolskie.pl

The town is located along the major rail line which joins Gliwice and Opole. Until 1999, there was a branch line connecting Strzelce Opolskie with Kędzierzyn Koźle. It closed as part of PKP's cost-cutting measures, although the rails still (2006) remain in site.

During World War II, it held a concentration camp where the Nazis would send prisoners to forced labor. Many died from exhaustion and/or starvation.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

See twin towns of Gmina Strzelce Opolskie.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

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