Świecko

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Świecko
Village
Świecko, seen from the east
Świecko, seen from the east
Świecko is located in Poland
Świecko
Świecko
Coordinates: 52°18′N 14°36′E / 52.300°N 14.600°E / 52.300; 14.600
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Słubice
Gmina Słubice
Population 180

Świecko [ˈɕfʲɛt͡skɔ] (formerly German Schwetig) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Słubice, within Słubice County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, close to Frankfurt an der Oder on the German border.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Słubice, 66 km (41 mi) south-west of Gorzów Wielkopolski, and 74 km (46 mi) north-west of Zielona Góra.

The village has a population of 180.

Transport[edit]

The important A2 autostrada (Poland), which is part of the European route E30, crosses the border near the village. The road connects with the German A12 autobahn at Frankfurt an der Oder, where the two motorways are linked by a motorway bridge across the River Oder.

All border controls at this crossing ceased as at 21 December 2007 when Poland joined the Schengen Area.

History[edit]

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (see Territorial changes of Poland after World War II). The village is the site of a former Nazi concentration camp which functioned during World War II.

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Coordinates: 52°18′N 14°36′E / 52.300°N 14.600°E / 52.300; 14.600