Cybinka

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Cybinka
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Cybinka is located in Poland
Cybinka
Cybinka
Coordinates: 52°12′N 14°48′E / 52.200°N 14.800°E / 52.200; 14.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Słubice
Gmina Cybinka
Area
 • Total 5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,947
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code 69-108
Website http://www.cybinka.pl

Cybinka [t͡sɨˈbʲiŋka] (German: Ziebingen) is a town in Słubice County, in Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland. It is the administrative seat of the Gmina Cybinka.

Geography[edit]

Cybinka is located near the Oder River and the border with Germany, about 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Słubice and about 61 km (38 mi) northwest of the regional capital Zielona Góra. As of 2011, the town has 2,947 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Maria Częstochowa Church

The settlement was first mentioned in 1472, when the former lands of Lubusz had been incorporated into the Neumark region of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. In 1582 the margraves enfeoffed Ziebingen to the Protestant Order of Saint John commandry at Łagów.

The Order held the town until 1804; a local castle served as the seat of a commander (Komtur). From 1751 it was a possession of the Burgsdorff noble dynasty, who had it rebuilt in a Neo-Classical style. From 1801 it was the home of the Romantic poet Ludwig Tieck, who also stayed here after the castle was acquired by the Finck von Finckenstein family in 1802. Ziebingen became a venue for Romantic authors like Per Atterbom, Achim von Armin, Clemens Brentano or Joseph von Eichendorff, until in 1819 Tieck left for Dresden.

From 1815 Ziebingen was part of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Ziebingen was devastated in the course of the Vistula–Oder Offensive of the Red Army in February 1945. With the Neumark it fell to Poland after the implementation of the Oder-Neisse line, while the German population was expelled. The Finckenstein castle survived the war, but burnt down completely in 1973.

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Coordinates: 52°12′N 14°47′E / 52.200°N 14.783°E / 52.200; 14.783