Złotów

Złotów (German: Flatow, also Flathow) is a town in northern Wielkopolska in Poland with a population of 18,303 inhabitants (2011). It is today part of Wielkopolska Province (Greater Poland Voivodeship), but was previously in Piła Voivodeship (1975–1998). Since 1999 Złotów has been the seat of Złotów County.

The town is located on the river Głomia and is surrounded by five lakes. A railway line connects it to Piła and Chojnice, with buses operating locally. It has three parish churches, one of them being located in an old Lutheran church built in 1831.

Today the town has been extensively expanded with many blocks of flats to meet the rising population. Unemployment is high, even though some of the inhabitants use family ties to migrate regularly to Germany and the Netherlands as seasonal workers. The local Metaplast windows fitting factory is the biggest industrial employer.

The Euro Eco Meeting is organized regularly there each July.

Neighbouring villages include: Święta (Schwente), Blękwit (Blankwitt), Nowy Dwór (Neuhof), Kujan, Górzna (Gursen), Zakrzewo (Buschdorf), Stara Wiśniewka (Lugetal), Skic (Skietz), and Sławianowo (Steinmark).

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