Strzelce Opolskie

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Strzelce Opolskie
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Strzelce Opolskie
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; 18.283
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Strzelce
Gmina Strzelce Opolskie
 • Mayor Tadeusz Goc
 • Total 30.13 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,059
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47-100
Car plates OST

Strzelce Opolskie [ˈstʂɛlt͡sɛ ɔˈpɔlskʲɛ] (About this sound listen) (German: Groß Strehlitz) is a town in south-western Poland with 19,628 inhabitants (2006), 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.

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.

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Strzelce Opolskie is twinned with:

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Strzelce Opolskie is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Tarptautinis Bendradarbiavimas" [Druskininkai international cooperation]. Druskininkų savivaldybės administracija (in Lithuanian). 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. 

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Coordinates: 50°31′N 18°18′E / 50.517°N 18.300°E / 50.517; 18.300