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Our Lady Queen of Poland church
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|• Total||11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
In the 8th century a Slavic gród existed in present-day Kalisz Pomorski. In the Middle Ages it was part of Poland, located in northern Greater Poland. The town's name derives from the city of Kalisz in southern Greater Poland. In order to develop this sparsely populated area, duke Przemysł I brought settlers from Kalisz to the settlement, which was newly named in Latin Nova Calisia (meaning New Kalisz).
It was part of the Kingdom of Prussia from the 18th century and between 1871 and 1945 it was part of Germany. During World War II, in 1944–1945, the Germans operated a subcamp of the Ravensbrück concentration camp in the town, in which they imprisoned around 500–1,000 people at a time. After the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the town became part of Poland again.
- Paul Sydow (1851 – 1925), German mycologist and lichenologist
Kalisz Pomorski is twinned with:
- "Historia miasta, Miasto i gmina Kalisz Pomorski" (in Polish). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
- Der Ort des Terrors: Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager, Vol. IV, 2006, p. 559 (in German)
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