Solec Kujawski

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Solec Kujawski
Town square
Town square
Flag of Solec Kujawski
Flag
Coat of arms of Solec Kujawski
Coat of arms
Solec Kujawski is located in Poland
Solec Kujawski
Solec Kujawski
Coordinates: 53°5′N 18°14′E / 53.083°N 18.233°E / 53.083; 18.233Coordinates: 53°5′N 18°14′E / 53.083°N 18.233°E / 53.083; 18.233
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Bydgoszcz
Gmina Solec Kujawski
Area
 • Total 18.68 km2 (7.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 15,060
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code 86-050
Website http://www.soleckujawski.pl

Solec Kujawski [ˈsɔlɛt͡s kuˈjafskʲi] (German: Schulitz) is a town with 15,505 inhabitants and an area of 176 km², situated 14 kilometres southeast of Bydgoszcz in Poland at 53°4′N 18°14′E / 53.067°N 18.233°E / 53.067; 18.233. Solec Kujawski belongs to the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. The town features Saint Stanislaus in its coat of arms.

Urban parts[edit]

  • Makowiska
  • Otorowo
  • Przyłubie
  • Solec Kujawski - City
  • Wypaleniska

Massacre during Second World War[edit]

During the German Invasion of Poland in 1939, Wehrmacht soldiers and local German minority members murdered 44 people from the town on 14 September. Some of the victims were brutally beaten with rifles(up to the point that they broke apart).[1]

Points of interest[edit]

South of Solec Kujawski there is the longwave-transmitter Solec Kujawski.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Szymon Datner "55 dni Wehrmachtu w Polsce" page 387-388