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Krotoszyn(German Krotoschin) is a town in central Poland with 28,900 inhabitants as of 1995. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

It is in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), and was previously in Kalisz Voivodship (1975-1998). Greater Poland Voivodship (in Polish województwo wielkopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship of western-central Poland It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Poznan, Kalisz, Konin, Pila and Leszno voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Map as of 1975 Kalisz Voivodship (1) 1975-1998 ( Polish: województwo kaliskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975- 1998, superseded by Greater Poland Voivodship. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

In German era, this town was in the Prussian province of Posen, 32 M. S.E. of Posen. Pop. (1900), 12,373. It has three churches, a synagogue, steam saw-mills, and a steam brewery, and carries on trade in grain and seeds. The castle of Krotoschin is the chief place of a mediatized principality which was formed in 1819 out of the domains of the Prussian crown and was granted to the prince of Thurn and Taxis in compensation for the relinquishment by him of the monopoly of the Prussian postal system, formerly held by his family. Posen District was the southern of two administrative districts (German: Regierungsbezirk, Polish:Rejencja, ) of the Province of Posen (1849-1918) by the Prussian administration and its predecessor the semi-autonomous Grand Duchy of Poznan (1815-1849). ... A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... A synagogue (from Greek συναγωγη, transliterated sunagoge, place of assembly literally meeting, assembly) is a Jewish house of prayer and study. ... This article or section should be merged with Sawmill A saw mill is a machine used in forestry to cut trees into logs. ... A brewery is a facility that produces beer. ... The Princely House of Thurn und Taxis is a German family that was a key player in the postal (mail) services in Europe in the 16th century and is well known as owners of breweries and builders of countless castles. ...

Major corporations

  • Grupa Mahle, Krotoszyn

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...

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Krotoszyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (203 words)
Krotoszyn (German: Krotoschin) is a town in central Poland with 30,010 inhabitants as of 2005.
The dominant trade is in grain and seeds, and the headquarters of Grupa Mahle is located there.
The castle of Krotoszyn was the center of a mediatized principality formed in 1819 out of the holdings of the Prussian crown and granted to the prince of Thurn and Taxis in compensation for him relinquishing control over the Prussian postal system.
Panorama Polskich Miast (647 words)
In Krotoszyn, foreign companies have successfully adapted to operating in the region.
We are proud that Krotoszyn is home to the sole powdered milk plant that produces a substitute used in the production of food and nutrients for babies and athletes.
It should be emphasized that thanks to these companies, we have a modern fleet of machinery, and local workers and residents have easy access to the latest technical innovations.
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