Ruins of the castle
Bobrowniki ([bɔbrɔvˈniki]; German: Beweringen) is a village in Lipno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bobrowniki. It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of Lipno and 37 km (23 mi) south-east of Toruń. In the Middle Ages the village was one of the centres of the Dobrzyń Land.
The village has a population of 980.
2017 Mayoral Election
The village attracted attention in 2017 for overwhelmingly (700 to 1) electing an openly gay man sołtys (mayor) in a country with strong anti-homosexual sentiment. Łukasz Włodarczyk married his partner in Scotland, although recognition of the same-sex marriage is constitutionally prohibited in Poland.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Butterworth, Benjamin (24 January 2017). "Nearly every resident of a Polish village voted for this gay man as mayor". Pink News.
...700 of the 800 residents voting for him. Just one local voted for Włodarczyk’s opponent, presumably himself.
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