Pasym

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Pasym
City Hall
City Hall
Coat of arms of Pasym
Coat of arms
Pasym is located in Poland
Pasym
Pasym
Coordinates: 53°38′52″N 20°47′27″E / 53.64778°N 20.79083°E / 53.64778; 20.79083
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Szczytno
Gmina Pasym
Area
 • Total 15.18 km2 (5.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,550
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Postal code 12-130

Pasym [ˈpasɨm] (German: Passenheim) is a small town in Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,522 inhabitants (2004).

History[edit]

A small settlement named Heinrichswalde was first mentioned in 1381. In 1386 this settlement was renamed Passenheim after the Teutonic Knight Heinrich Walpot von Passenheim from modern Bassenheim near Koblenz.[1]

The town was destroyed by the Polish Tatar raids in 1656, which has been described by Christoph Hartknoch (1644–1687).[1] Before 1945 the area was part of the German province of East Prussia.

Pre-war architecture is still visible in some parts of the city

Notable residents[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Pasym is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kossert, Andreas (2001). Masuren, Ostpreußens vergessener Süden. pp. 37ff. ISBN 3-570-55006-0. 
  2. ^ Bassenheim.de

Coordinates: 53°38′52″N 20°47′27″E / 53.64778°N 20.79083°E / 53.64778; 20.79083