Nowe Skalmierzyce

Nowe Skalmierzyce


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Nowe Skalmierzyce
Coordinates: 51°43′N 18°0′E / 51.717°N 18.000°E / 51.717; 18.000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Ostrów Wielkopolski
Gmina Nowe Skalmierzyce
  Total 1.59 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 5,080
  Density 3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
Postal code 63-460
Climate Cfb

Nowe Skalmierzyce [ˈnɔvɛ skalmʲɛˈʐɨt͡sɛ] (German: Neu Skalmierschütz, 1943-45 Kalmen) is a town and its surrounding municipality in Ostrów Wielkopolski County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. The town has a population of 5,093 (2006 est.), while the municipality, Gmina Nowe Skalmierzyce, which is a mixed urban-rural gmina that includes the town, has a population of 15,191. The town has a land area of only 1.58 km², which results in a population density of 3,223.4 persons/km², the seventh-highest density of all towns in Poland, and the second-highest density (after Swarzędz) of the urban portion of any Polish urban-rural gmina (gmina miejsko-wiejska). The gmina has a land area of 125.42 km².

Nowe Skalmierzyce ("New Skalmierzyce") adjoins the urbanized village of Skalmierzyce, which is in fact the administrative seat of the gmina. Nowe Skalmierzyce originally developed as a customs post on the border between Prussia and Russian-controlled Congress Poland in the 19th century.

Coordinates: 51°43′N 18°00′E / 51.717°N 18.000°E / 51.717; 18.000

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