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The County of Krotoszyn

Krotoszyn County is situated in the southern part of the Wielkopolska Region, on the border with Lower Silesia. It occupies an area of 714 km2 and is inhabited by 78,000 people. Two national roads run through the district - No 15 (Jarocin - Wrocaw) and No 36 (d - Zielona Gra). The county consists of five municipalities: Krotoszyn, Komin Wielkopolski, Kobylin, Zduny, Rozdraew and Sulmierzyce. It borders on six other counties: Jarocin, Pleszew, Gosty, Rawicz, Milicz, Ostrw Wielkopolski.

The seat of county authority has been located in the city of Krotoszyn since 1793. Krotoszyn county existed during the Prussian time (XIX/XXc.), then was revived during the Republic of Poland (1918-39), the Nazi occupation (1939-45) and after World War The Socond. The administrative reform of 1975 liquidated county administrtion level in the entire Poland. This situation did not change until January 1st 1999 Krotoszyn County was reactivated as a one of the 379 counties.

The economy of Krotoszyn County is agricultural and industrial in character with developed modern farms (with the stocks of cattle and pigs) and food industry facilities - dairies (e.g. - powered milk factory NUTRICIA), feed and seed production plants (e.g. Hodowla Rolin Smolice)and the corn elevator. Well developed food processing and agriculture facilities are accompanied by other industry. The most important enterprises are: MAHLE Polska (engine components), CERABUD (building ceramics), BOLSIUS, MAX-POL (candle producer), JOTKEL (mechanical industry), TEOMINA (clothing industry), KREPEL (luxurious wooden boxes).

There are many companies with foreign shareholders. Mahle, Krepel and Bolsius are the best examples. The economic activity of the residents bears fruit in a very well developed private sector. That is why small and medium companies play a major role in the local economy.

Krotoszyn County has a well-developed infrastructure with a modern telecommunications network, roads, gas network and sewage system. The Municipalities of Krotoszyn County provide attractive investment areas. In the Municipality of Krotoszyn the subzone of Wabrzych Special Economic Zone was established.

The attractions of Krotoszyn County include its history, wondrous natural areas, cultural offerings and unique architecture with a lot of historical sights worth visiting: Krotoszyn is Market Square with its neo-Renaissance Town Hall, Late - Renaissance Church of St John the Baptist, baroque palace of the Gaecki family, classical church of St Andrzej Bobola, post-Trinitian baroque church of Saints Peter and Paul with post-monasterial baroque building occupied by The Regional Museum, wooden churches of St Mary Magdalene and St Fabian and Sebastian. Also worth visiting are the Sulmierzyce town hall - the only wooden one in the region, the Town of Zduny - which is the biggest complex of small-town buildings in Wielkopolska, the 14th-century castle in Komin Wielkopolski and many others palaces, churches and residences located in beautiful places.

The main wonders of nature in Krotoszyn include its attractive forests with the most beautiful oaks in Europe and unique specimens of fern "Dugosz Krlewski". Krotoszyn County abounds in nature reserves (6) and tourist trails, which are ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Thanks to the developing hotel and catering infrastructure, and free-time opportunities (3 hotels, 11 restaurants, swimming pool, bowling alley, sport halls) Krotoszyn County creates ideal conditions for visitors. Visiting the hospitable Land of Krotoszyn in person is the best way to get convinced about it.

We warmly invite you!
Stanisaw Szczotka, Starost of Krotoszyn