Oświęcim

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Oświęcim
Old Market Square
Old Market Square
Flag of Oświęcim
Flag
Coat of arms of Oświęcim
Coat of arms
Oświęcim is located in Poland
Oświęcim
Coordinates: 50°3′N 19°14′E / 50.05°N 19.233°E / 50.05; 19.233Coordinates: 50°3′N 19°14′E / 50.05°N 19.233°E / 50.05; 19.233
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Oświęcim County
Gmina Oświęcim (urban gmina)
Established First mentioned in 1117
Town rights 1291
Government
 • Mayor Janusz Chwierut
Area
 • Total 30.3 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 40,979
 • Density 1,352.4/km2 (3,503/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32–600, 32–601, 32–602, 32–603, 32–606, 32–610
Area code(s) +48 033
Car plates KOS
Website Oświęcim (English)

Oświęcim (German name: Auschwitz) is a town in the Lesser Poland province of southern Poland. It is 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Kraków.

During World War II the Auschwitz concentration camp was situated near this town.

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