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Area: 249.64 sq.km (96.4 sq.mi) Population: 29,216 (2006) German name: Wollstein Soccer (football) team: Grom ("Thunder") WolsztynIt is particularly famous for being the last place in Europe where regular, timetabled train services on the national railway network are hauled by steam locomotives. This is currently being partially funded by an organization in the United Kingdom.
Birthplace of Dr.Robert Koch, famous German microbiologist, who while working in 1872-1880 in Wollstein as a County doctor, discovered the bacillus of anthrax and later, in Berlin in 1882, mycobacterium tuberculosis (Koch's bacillus) and subsequently received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1905.
Arms and flag adopted on December 30, 2002 (resolution # III/27/2002)
Flag: rectangular piece of cloth in the dimensions of 750 mm by 1200 mm in the colors of white and blue placed in the slant. Upper left part of the flag is white; lower right part - blue, slightly darker than the background of the Arms. On the white field the Arms of the town are placed. On the blue field - a white, wavy ribbon.