Sulechów

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Sulechów
Town centre with Calvinian Convent (left)
Town centre with Calvinian Convent (left)
Flag of Sulechów
Flag
Coat of arms of Sulechów
Coat of arms
Sulechów is located in Poland
Sulechów
Sulechów
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Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Zielona Góra
Gmina Sulechów
Government
 • Mayor Roman Rakowski
Area
 • Total 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 17,416
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66-100
Car plates FZI
Website http://www.sulechow.pl

Sulechów [suˈlɛxuf] (German: Züllichau) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Zielona Góra County. It is the administrative seat of the Gmina Sulechów.

History

Settlement in the area goes back to the 4th century. In the 10th century the area was part of the realm of Mieszko I of Poland. From 1138 on it was part of the Duchy of Silesia, and then the splinter Duchy of Głogów.[1]

The settlement was mentioned in 1319, when Margrave Waldemar of Ascania had conquered Sulechów for Brandenburg. Waldemar however died in the same year, and the locality fell back to the Piast Duchy of Głogów.[1]

In 1482 Duke Jan II the Mad ceded Züllichau together with the neighboring town of Krossen to Brandenburg under Elector Albert III Achilles. It was part of the Neumark district since 1537. From 1815 it belonged to the Prussian province of Brandenburg. In 1945 it fell to Poland with the implementation of the Oder-Neisse line according to the Potsdam Agreement.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Sulechów is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sulechów - Internetowy Serwis Miejski
  2. "Rushmoor - Our Twin Towns". Rushmoor Borough Council. Retrieved 2013-07-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Twinning Association of Rushmoor". The Farnborough Society. Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2013-07-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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