Szafarnia, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship

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Szafarnia
Village
Szafarnia is located in Poland
Szafarnia
Szafarnia
Coordinates: 53°6′N 19°8′E / 53.100°N 19.133°E / 53.100; 19.133
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Golub-Dobrzyń
Gmina Radomin
Population 280

Szafarnia [ʂaˈfarɲa] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Radomin, within Golub-Dobrzyń County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1] It lies 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of Golub-Dobrzyń and 36 km (22 mi) east of Toruń.

The village has a population of 280.

Chopin[edit]

A visitor to Szafarnia, aged 14 and 15, was Frédéric Chopin, who was a guest of Juliusz Dziewanowski, father of Chopin's schoolmate Dominik Dziewanowski.[2]

The manor where Chopin stayed during his 1824 and 1825 summer vacations, has been turned into a museum.[3]

It was here that young Chopin wrote his famous Kuriery Szafarskie (Szafarnia Couriers) spoofing the Warsaw newspapers.

References[edit]

Chopin memorial at Szafarnia
Szafarnia Manor, with Chopin memorial (left)



Coordinates: 53°6′N 19°8′E / 53.100°N 19.133°E / 53.100; 19.133