For other places with the same name, see Krotoszyn.

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Coordinates: 51°41′N 17°26′E / 51.683°N 17.433°E / 51.683; 17.433
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Krotoszyn County
Gmina Gmina Krotoszyn
Established 15th century
Town rights 1415
  Mayor Franciszek Marszalek
  Total 22.55 km2 (8.71 sq mi)
Highest elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Lowest elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 29,421
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63–700 to 63–710
Area code(s) +48 62
Car plates PKR
Climate Cfb

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.

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. 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.

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Twin towns – Sister cities

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Coordinates: 51°41′N 17°26′E / 51.683°N 17.433°E / 51.683; 17.433

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