Coat of arms
Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°4′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Strzelin County
Gmina Gmina Strzelin
  Mayor Dorota Pawnuk-Sznajder
  Total 10.34 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 12,192
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57-100
Car plates DST

Strzelin [ˈstʂɛlʲin] (German: Strehlen, Czech: Střelín) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland. It is located on the Oława river, a tributary of the Oder, about 39 kilometres (24 miles) south of the region's capital Wrocław. The town is the seat of Strzelin County and also of the smaller municipality (gmina) of Strzelin. It is known for its extensive granite quarries.


Prior to 1945 Strzelin was part of the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. It was severely damaged in the course of the Lower Silesian Offensive of the Red Army against the Wehrmacht in February 1945. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.)

As at 2013, the town has a population of 22,114.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Strzelin is twinned with:

Coordinates: 50°47′N 17°04′E / 50.783°N 17.067°E / 50.783; 17.067

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