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Fragment of the town square
Fragment of the town square
Flag of Pleszew
Coat of arms of Pleszew
Coat of arms
Pleszew is located in Poland
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Pleszew County
Gmina Gmina Pleszew
Town rights 1283
 • Mayor Marian Adamek
 • Total 13.19 km2 (5.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 17,787
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63-300
Area code(s) +48 62
Car plates PPL

Pleszew is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship, about 90 km southeast of Poznań. It is the capital of Pleszew County (powiat pleszewski). Population is 17,892 (2004).


  • Hugo Leichtentritt (1874, here - 1951), a German Jewish musicologist and composer
  • Hanna Suchocka (born 1946, here)
  • Sergiusz Prusak (born 1979, here), a Polish footballer
  • Maciej Piaszczyński (born 1989, here), a Polish international speedway rider
  • Agnieszka (Lipska) Baranowska (1819–1890), a Polish playwright and poet, wrote several plays for this town's local theater
  • Moses Samuel Zuckermandl (1836, Uherský Brod - 1917), a Czech-German rabbi, lived here
  • Stefan Pawlicki (1839, Gdańsk - 1916), a Polish Catholic priest, philosopher, historian of philosophy; lived here
  • Emil Jarrow (Javorzynski) (born 1876, here - 1959), world touring vaudeville magician and comedian.
  • Teodor Jeske-Choiński (27 February 1854 - 14 April 1920 ) was a Polish intellectual, writer and historian, literature critic

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities


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