Szlichtyngowa

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Szlichtyngowa
Coat of arms of Szlichtyngowa
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Szlichtyngowa is located in Poland
Szlichtyngowa
Szlichtyngowa
Coordinates: 51°43′N 16°15′E / 51.717°N 16.250°E / 51.717; 16.250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Wschowa
Gmina Szlichtyngowa
Area
 • Total 1.55 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,348
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 67-407
Website http://www.umig.szlichtyngowa.org/

Szlichtyngowa [ʂlixtɨŋˈɡɔva] (German: Schlichtingsheim) is a town in Poland, in the Wschowa County of the Lubuskie Voivodship, near the Oder River.

It was founded in 1644, about one mile behind the border between Silesia and Greater Poland by the junker Johann Georg von Schlichting (Polish: Jan Jerzy Szlichting) who obtained a royal charter from the King Władysław IV Vasa of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth for the new settlement near his residence in the village of Górczyna. The place was settled by Protestant ethnic German exiles fleeing the Holy Roman Empire province of Silesia during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). Originally it was named after the founder: Schlichtinkowo (German: Schlichtingsheim). In 1793, it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia within the Second Partition of Poland. As a result of the Potsdam Conference, since 1945 the town again belongs to Poland.

The population as of 2004 was 1,348.

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Coordinates: 51°43′N 16°15′E / 51.717°N 16.250°E / 51.717; 16.250