Szamocin

Szamocin [ʂaˈmɔt͡ɕin] (German: Samotschin, 1943-45: Fritzenstadt) is a city in Chodzież County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland.

Szamocin
Saint Peter and Paul Church

Coat of arms
Szamocin
Coordinates: 53°1′49″N 17°7′14″E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyChodzież
GminaSzamocin
Established14th century
Town rights1748
Government
  MayorEugeniusz Wiktor Kucner
Area
  Total4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
  Total4,267
  Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
64-820
Area code(s)+48 67
Car platesPCH
Websitehttp://www.szamocin24.pl

History

Szamoczino in the Duchy of Greater Poland was first mentioned in a 1364 deed. It received town privileges from the hands of King Augustus III of Poland in 1748.

In the First partition of Poland in 1772 the town was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, fell to the Napoleonic Duchy of Warsaw in 1807 and was restored to Prussia in 1815, whereafter it was governed within the Kreis Kolmar in Posen, part of the Grand Duchy of Posen. During the Industrial Revolution, the town evolved to a centre of the weaving industry.

After World War I, the Greater Poland Uprising and the Treaty of Versailles, Szamocin became part of the newly established Second Polish Republic in 1921.

Notable people

Nearby municipalities

Gmina Szamocin

The borough of Szamocin includes the following villages:

NameGerman Name
(1815–1919)
German Name (1939–1945)
AntoninyAntonienhofAntonienhof
AtanazynAthanasienhofAthanasienhof
BorówkiBorowo Hauland
1906–1919 Waldtal
Waldtal
BorowoBorowo
1906–1919 Waldberg
Waldberg
HeliodorowoHeliodorowo
1904–1919 Helldorf
Helldorf
JaktorowoJaktorowoSchönrode
JózefowiceJosephsruhJosefsruh
JózefowoJosephowoJosefshof
KosarzynHammermühleHammermühle
LaskowoLaskowo
1906–1919 Seefeld
Seefeld
LipaLiepeNetzliepe
Lipia GóraLindenwerderLindenwerder
MielimąkaMuchmühleMuchmühle
NadolnikKolonie NadolnikKolonie Nadolnik
NałęczaNalentschaWiesendorf
Nowy DwórNeuhofNeuhof
PiłkaSägemühleSägemühle
RaczynRatschinRatschin
SokolecSokolitzSokolitz
StrzelczykiStrelitz HaulandStrelitzhauland
SwobodaFreirodeFreirode
SzamocinSamotschin1939–1943 Samotschin
1943–1945 Fritzenstadt
SzamotyFreundsthalFreundstal


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Szamocin is twinned with:

See also

References


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