Włocławek

City with powiat rights of Poland

Włocławek is a town in northern Poland in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship with a population of 117,785 (June 2009). It has a large Jewish community. In 1939, when the Nazis invaded, the Jewish people of this town were the first to have to wear yellow Stars of David.

Włocławek
Flag of Włocławek
Flag
Coat of arms of Włocławek
Coat of arms
Włocławek is located in Poland
Włocławek
Włocławek
Coordinates: 52°39′33″N 19°04′05″E / 52.65917°N 19.06806°E / 52.65917; 19.06806Coordinates: 52°39′33″N 19°04′05″E / 52.65917°N 19.06806°E / 52.65917; 19.06806
Country Poland
VoivodeshipKuyavian-Pomeranian
Powiatcity county
Establishedtenth century
Town rights1255
Government
 • MayorAndrzej Pałucki
Area
 • City84.32 km2 (32.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • City117,785
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
243 000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87-800 to 87-810, 87-812, 87-814, 87-816 to 87-818, 87-822
Area code(s)+48 54
Car platesCW
Websitehttp://www.wloclawek.pl

Twin AreasEdit

This town is twinned with the following places:

  Bamberg, Germany;
  Bedford, United Kingdom