Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°16′N 16°42′E / 52.267°N 16.700°E / 52.267; 16.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Poznań
Gmina Stęszew
Town rights 1370
  Mayor Włodzimierz Pinczak
  Total 5.63 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 5,339
  Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62-060
Area code(s) +48 61
Car plates POZ
Climate Cfb

Stęszew [ˈstɛ̃ʂɛf] (German Stenschewo, German-nazi Seenbrück) is a town in Poland, with 5,248 inhabitants (2004) in Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodship.

Coordinates: 52°16′45″N 16°42′29″E / 52.27917°N 16.70806°E / 52.27917; 16.70806


    Location [edit]

    Stęszew wojowództwie lies in Wielkopolska. In its vicinity there are 9 lakes, which are located in the recreation centers. In the vicinity of the boundary Stęszew Wielkopolski National Park. History [edit]

    Stęszew formerly lay on an important trade route from Silesia. In 1370 Casimir the Great gave the city rights. In the fifteenth century was Steszew parish school. The city developed rapidly until the invasion of the Swedes and 7-year war. Stęszew was a city and private owners often changed. In 1793 the city came under Prussian rule. In 1799 the city sold Jabłonowska Dorothy Prince William VI of Orange, the future king of the united Netherlands, and Belgium, and then went to the heir. From 1922 he belonged to the district Steszew Poznan. During the Nazi occupation Stęszewska people were taken to forced labor and concentration camps. Liberation Stęszew and neighborhoods took place in January 1945. Attractions [edit]

       * Shrine of the Virgin - built in 1905 at the burned church. The building is located

    statue of the Virgin Mary.

       * The parish church - from the fifteenth-century church. The temple was built in Baroque style. Has

    Renaissance side altars.

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