Trzcianka

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Trzcianka
Church
Church
Flag of Trzcianka
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Trzcianka is located in Poland
Trzcianka
Trzcianka
Coordinates: 53°3′N 16°28′E / 53.050°N 16.467°E / 53.050; 16.467
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Czarnków-Trzcianka
Gmina Trzcianka
Area
 • Total 18.25 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,756
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code 64-980
Website http://www.trzcianka.pl

Trzcianka [ˈtʂt͡ɕaŋka] (German: Schönlanke) is a town in the Greater Poland region in Poland. Since 1999 it has belonged to Greater Poland Voivodeship and Czarnków-Trzcianka County. Previously it was in Pila Voivodeship (1975–1998). Trzcianka has 17,131 inhabitants (May 2007). From 1772 to 1945 the town was part of the German-speaking state of Prussia (Kingdom of Prussia 1772–1918; Free State of Prussia 1918–1945) and its name was Schönlanke.

There is a mention of Trzcianka in a document dated 1245. In this year the Polish king Bolesław Wstydliwy gave the land in the valley of Notec river to Sedziwoj of Czarnków. There were three villages: Biala, Gulcz, and Rozdrozka. Probably, Rodrozka was placed where Trzcianka is today. The new name was Trzciana Laka, which was changed to Trzcionka in the 17th century. Soviet troops marching towards Berlin from the east entered Schönlanke on 27 January 1945. In that course, about 500 people committed suicide.[1]

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  1. ^ Lakotta, Beate (2005-03-05). "Tief vergraben, nicht dran rühren" (in German). SPON. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 

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Coordinates: 53°02′N 16°28′E / 53.033°N 16.467°E / 53.033; 16.467