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Bierutów [bʲɛˈrutuf] (German: Bernstadt in Schlesien) is a town in Oleśnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Bierutów. The town lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of Oleśnica, and 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of the regional capital Wrocław, within its metropolitan area. As of June 2021, the town has a population of 4,788. Its castle is believed to date to the 13th century, and was the headquarters of the local forestry body after World War II.

Notable people

Andreas Acoluthus (1654–1704), German scholar of orientalism Louise Elisabeth of Württemberg-Oels (1673–1736) Wilhelm Sihler (1801–1885), German-American Lutheran minister and educator Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848–1917), Prussian general Josef Block (1863–1943), German painter Horace Kallen (1882–1974), German-American philosopher Ludwig Meidner (1884–1966), German expressionist painter

Mayors since 1990

Twin towns – sister cities

See twin towns of Gmina Bierutów.
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