|• Mayor||Tadeusz Goc|
|• Total||30.13 km2 (11.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Strzelce Opolskie [ˈstʂɛlt͡sɛ ɔˈpɔlskʲɛ] (listen) (German: Groß Strehlitz) is a town in south-western Poland with 17,900 inhabitants (2019), situated in the Opole Voivodeship. It is the capital of Strzelce County. Strzelce Opolskie is one of the biggest centers of German minority in Poland.
The town is located along the major rail line which joins Gliwice and Opole. Until 1999, there was a branch line connecting Strzelce Opolskie with Kędzierzyn Koźle. It closed as part of PKP's cost-cutting measures, although the rails still (2006) remain in site.
- Gustav Meyer (1850-1900), linguist and notable Albanologist
- Helmuth Förster (1889–1965), general
- Heinz Kokott (1900–1976), general
- Hermann Bix (1914–1986), officer
- Erich Mende (1916–1998), politician
- Piotr Domaradzki (1946–2015), journalist, essayist and historian
- Mirosław Sekuła (born 1955), chemist and politician
- Sławomir Szmal (born 1978), handball player
Twin towns – sister cities
- "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
- Jewish Community in Strzelce Opolskie on Virtual Shtetl
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