Wronki


Wronki

Infobox Settlement
name = Wronki



image_shield = POL Wronki COA.svg
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Greater Poland
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Szamotuły
subdivision_type3 = Gmina
subdivision_name3 = Wronki
area_total_km2 = 5.81
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 11551
population_density_km2 = auto
latd = 52 | latm = 42 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 16 | longm = 23 | longs = | longEW = E
elevation_m =
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 64-510
website = http://www.wronki.pl

Wronki [IPA-pl|'|w|r|o|n|k|i] ( _de. Wronke) is a town in the Szamotuły County, western-central Poland, situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Piła Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is located close to the Warta River to the northwest of Poznań, and has a population of approximately 11,000. The town's name has also been spelt "Wronke" at times during its history, specifically during the years when it was annexed by Prussia/Germany (1772-1919).

Major corporations

* Amica Wronki SA, Wronki

Sports

* Amica Wronki - men football team (Polish Cup winner: 1988, 1999, 2000; Polish SuperCup winner: 1998, 1999; 1st league in season 2003/2004 and 2004/2005)

People

* Rafał Grupiński
* Antoni Heda
* Adolf Pinner (1842, born here - 1909, Berlin), Jewish chemist;
* Hans Ferdinand Emil Julius Stichel (1862, born here - 1936, Berlin-Lichterfelde);, biologist; [:de:Hans Ferdinand Emil Julius Stichel|" [de] "]
* Bernhard Zondek (1891, born here - 1966 in New York), Jewish gynaecologist;
* Hermann Zondek (1887, born here - 1979, Jerusalem), Jewish physician; [:de:Hermann Zondek|" [de] "]

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** Grzegorz Szamotulski (b.1976), soccer player; [:de:Grzegorz Szamotulski|" [de] "]

Other residents

* Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755 - 1818), died at Winnogóra, near this town
* Carl Maria Splett (1898, Zoppot/Sopot - Düsseldorf), bishop; [:de:Carl Maria Splett|" [de] "]

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