Town centre with Calvinian Convent (left)
|• Mayor||Roman Rakowski|
|• Total||6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Settlement in the area goes back to the 4th century. In the 10th century the area was part of the realm of Mieszko I of Poland. From 1138 on it was part of the Duchy of Silesia, and then the splinter Duchy of Głogów.
The settlement was mentioned in 1319, when Margrave Waldemar of Ascania had conquered Sulechów for Brandenburg. Waldemar however died in the same year, and the locality fell back to the Piast Duchy of Głogów.
In 1482 Duke Jan II the Mad ceded Züllichau together with the neighboring town of Krossen to Brandenburg under Elector Albert III Achilles. It was part of the Neumark district since 1537. From 1815 it belonged to the Prussian province of Brandenburg. In 1945 it fell to Poland with the implementation of the Oder-Neisse line according to the Potsdam Agreement.
- Johann Gottfried Rösner - born 1658, executed in 1724 as mayor of Thorn (Toruń) as a consequence of the Tumult of Thorn
- Caspar Neumann - born 1683, first pharmaceutical professor at the Berlin Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum
- Johann Gottfried Ebel - born 1764, author
- Minna Herzlieb - born 1789, role model for "Ottilie" in Goethes "Die Wahlverwandtschaften"
- Hermann Marggraff - born 1809, author
- Theodor Kullak - (1818–1882) pianist, composer was educated in the town.
- Rüdiger Graf von der Goltz - (1865–1946), a German Major-General during World War I and Estonian War of Independence
- Gerhard Benack (1915–1994), German officer
- Klaus-Dieter Ludwig - born 1943, German rower
- Olga Tokarczuk - 1962, Polish writer
- Łukasz Żygadło - 1979, volleyball player
- Mela Koteluk - 1985, singer
Twin towns — sister cities
Sulechów is twinned with:
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- Official website
- Jewish Community in Sulechów on Virtual Shtetl
- Züllichau in Crossen district in 1615 on map of Germany