Nowy Tomyśl

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Nowy Tomyśl
Coordinates: 52°19′0″N16°8′0″E / 52.31667°N 16.13333°E / 52.31667; 16.13333 Coordinates: 52°19′0″N16°8′0″E / 52.31667°N 16.13333°E / 52.31667; 16.13333
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Nowy Tomyśl County
Gmina Gmina Nowy Tomyśl
Area
  Total5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Population
 (2006)
  Total15,225
  Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Postal code
64-300, 64-301
Website http://www.nowytomysl.pl

Nowy Tomyśl [ˈnɔvɨ ˈtɔmɨɕl] (German : Neutomischel) is a town in western Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship. It is the capital of Nowy Tomyśl County. The population is 15,627 (2004).

Museum of Basketry in Nowy Tomysl 20120926 17052 3 4 Nr - Nowy Tomysl dom szachulcowy z k. XVIII w ob Muzeum Wikliny.jpg
Museum of Basketry in Nowy Tomyśl

The town has a long tradition of wickerwork. In the main town square stands a wicker basket woven in 2006, measuring 17 metres (56 ft) long, 9 m wide and 7.7 m high, entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest basket. The town also has a Museum of Basketry and Hop Growing, which is one of the branches of the National Museum of Agriculture in Szreniawa. Next to the museum is a small zoo.

Since 2012, Nowy Tomyśl has been the site of one of the tallest wind turbines in the world.


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