Drezdenko

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Drezdenko
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Drezdenko is located in Poland
Drezdenko
Drezdenko
Coordinates: 52°50′N 15°50′E / 52.833°N 15.833°E / 52.833; 15.833
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Strzelce-Drezdenko
Gmina Drezdenko
Government
 • Mayor Maciej Pietruszak
Area
 • Total 10.74 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,229
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66-530
Car plates FSD
Website http://www.drezdenko.pl

Drezdenko [drɛzˈdɛŋkɔ] (German: Driesen) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Strzelce-Drezdenko County. It has 10,421 inhabitants (2004).

History[edit]

The area was a site of a border fort of the medieval Polish state. During the reign of Bolesław III Wrymouth it was raised to the rank of a castellany. During the period of feudal fragmentation of Poland it was initially part of the Duchy of Greater Poland and then subject of fighting between the Duchy and the Margraviate of Brandenburg, which took control of it after 1296. It was sold by the Brandenburgians to the Monastic Order of the Teutonic Knights in 1317. However, in 1365 it became part of Kingdom of Poland, during the rule of Casimir the Great, to be lost again, to the Teutonic Knights in 1402. In 1455 the Knights sold it back to Brandenburg. It remained part of Brandenburg Prussia and Germany until 1945

After World War II the town was placed under Polish administration according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The local population was expelled and replaced with Poles.

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Coordinates: 52°50′N 15°50′E / 52.833°N 15.833°E / 52.833; 15.833

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