For other places with the same name, see Wąsosz (disambiguation).

The 15th-century castle in Wąsosz.[1]

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°33′N 16°42′E / 51.550°N 16.700°E / 51.550; 16.700
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Góra
Gmina Wąsosz
  Mayor Zbigniew Stuczyk
  Total 3.24 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Lowest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 2,828
  Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 56-210
Car plates DGR
Website http://wasosz.eu/

Wąsosz [ˈvɔ̃sɔʂ] (German: Herrnstadt) is a town in Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Wąsosz. It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Góra, and 53 kilometres (33 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław. The rivers Orla and Barycz meet here.

Before 1945 it was in Germany. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. For more information about the history of the region, see History of Silesia.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 2,828.

Catholic Church of Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph Church interior


External sources

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Coordinates: 51°33′N 16°42′E / 51.550°N 16.700°E / 51.550; 16.700

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