Płowce

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Płowce
Village
Płowce is located in Poland
Płowce
Płowce
Coordinates: 52°36′56″N 18°38′38″E / 52.61556°N 18.64389°E / 52.61556; 18.64389
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Radziejów
Gmina Gmina Radziejów
Population 570

Płowce [ˈpwɔft͡sɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Radziejów, within Radziejów County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) east of Radziejów and 47 km (29 mi) south of Toruń. The village has a population of 570.

It is best known for the Battle of Płowce that took place on 27 September 1331 between the kingdom of Poland led by Wladyslaw Lokietek and the Teutonic Knights. Although there was no outright winner, it stopped the expansion of the Teutonic Order in the Kuyavia region. The battlefield contains a cross and a monument to commemorate the battle.

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Coordinates: 52°36′56″N 18°38′38″E / 52.61556°N 18.64389°E / 52.61556; 18.64389