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Ostrzeszów is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship. It is the capital of Ostrzeszów County (powiat ostrzeszowski). The population is round 15 000.

The town is situated around 80 km from Wrocław, 100 km from Katowice and 130 km from Poznań. Attractions in the town include the surrounding forests, an attractive town square, and The Norwegian POW Museum.

The town was settled in the early 13th century and given town privileges in 1283. In the 14th century a castle was erected and the town was surrounded with walls. During the 16th to 18th centuries it was the capital of a county and of district courts. The Swedes destroyed the castle and the town in 1656 during the Northern Wars. The town declined as a result.

On photo: monastery from 1680-1740 year.

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