Biesiekierz

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Biesiekierz
Village
Biesiekierz is located in Poland
Biesiekierz
Biesiekierz
Coordinates: 54°8′2″N 16°2′19″E / 54.13389°N 16.03861°E / 54.13389; 16.03861
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Koszalin County
Gmina Biesiekierz
Population 940

Biesiekierz [bjɛˈɕɛkʲɛʂ] (German Biziker) is a village in Koszalin County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Biesiekierz.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Koszalin and 125 km (78 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. For the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 940.

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Coordinates: 54°8′2″N 16°2′19″E / 54.13389°N 16.03861°E / 54.13389; 16.03861