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Kalisz Pomorski

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Kalisz Pomorski
Our Lady Queen of Poland church
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Kalisz Pomorski
Kalisz Pomorski
Coordinates: 53°17′N 15°54′E / 53.283°N 15.900°E / 53.283; 15.900
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
CountyDrawsko
GminaKalisz Pomorski
Area
 • Total11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total3,989
 • Density340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
78-540
Websitehttp://www.kaliszpom.pl

Kalisz Pomorski [ˈkalʲiʂ pɔˈmɔrskʲi] (Latin: Nova Calisia, German: Kallies) is a small town in Drawsko County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship in northwestern Poland with about 4,500 inhabitants.

History

In the 8th century a Slavic gród existed in present-day Kalisz Pomorski.[1] 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.[1] 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).[1]

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.[2] After the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the town became part of Poland again.

Gallery

  • Młyńskie Lake
    Młyńskie Lake
  • Palace in Kalisz Pomorski
    Palace in Kalisz Pomorski
  • High school
    High school
  • Forest office building
    Forest office building

Notable residents

  • Paul Sydow (1851 – 1925), German mycologist and lichenologist

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kalisz Pomorski is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ a b c "Historia miasta, Miasto i gmina Kalisz Pomorski" (in Polish). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Der Ort des Terrors: Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager, Vol. IV, 2006, p. 559 (in German)

Coordinates: 53°17′N 15°54′E / 53.283°N 15.900°E / 53.283; 15.900


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