Rakoniewice German: Rakwitz is a town in Grodzisk Wielkopolski County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,576 inhabitants 2006
The settlement was recorded in 1252 and named after the komes of Greater Poland, Rakoń It received city rights in 1662 through the efforts of voyevoda of Poznań Krzysztof Grzymułtowski
Rakoniewice in the 17th century was associated with the settlement of so-called dissenters who favored property owners The city became a center of crafts
In the years 1869-1872 Robert Koch, a German microbiologist and later Nobel laureate, conducted his first medical practice in the town, then part of Germany and known by its German name, Rakwitz
In the years 1901 - 1906 the town, was the scene of school strikes In 1919, after World War I, the town became part of Poland Until 1975 was part of a municipality Rakoniewice Wolsztyn county
In 1975-1998 belonged to the province Poznań
Despite the historical, geographical, economic reasons to merge with the reconstituted municipality in 1999 wolsztyńskim district and opposition of local residents of the villages for a better location for Wolsztyn, Rakoniewice joined the county Grodzisk
- Timbered church from the 18th century, now Greater Fire Service Museum
- Arcaded houses from the 18th - 19th century
- Eclectic palace from the 19th century
Through the city runs the national road No 32 Stęszew - Wolsztyn - Zielona Góra - Gubin and the railway line No 357 Wolsztyn - Grodzisk Wielkopolski - Lubon near Poznań - Poznań
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Coordinates: 52°08′27″N 16°16′23″E / 5214083°N 1627306°E / 5214083; 1627306
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