Bodzia

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Bodzia
Village
Bodzia is located in Poland
Bodzia
Bodzia
Coordinates: 52°42′19″N 18°53′09″E / 52.70528°N 18.88583°E / 52.70528; 18.88583Coordinates: 52°42′19″N 18°53′09″E / 52.70528°N 18.88583°E / 52.70528; 18.88583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Powiat Włocławek
Gmina Lubanie
First settled After 12th century
Area
 • Total 131 ha (324 acres)
Postal code 87-732
Area code +48 (54)

Bodzia [ˈbɔd͡ʑa] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lubanie, within Włocławek County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Włocławek and 40 km (25 mi) south-east of Toruń. Bodzia is also known for an archaeological find dated to the late 10th Century and early 11th Century containing graves of elite warriors. The grave goods suggest links to Nordic and Kievan Rus culture.[2] The village is also home to a German World War II cemetery.

The village is a perfect example of a row settlement akin to German Zeilendorf - a type of linear settlement with sparser house density. Most of the houses are located to the south of the main road connecting Sarnówka with Studniska. Several hundred metres to the south of the village lies the construction site of the A1 motorway connecting Silesia, Łódź, Toruń and Gdańsk (under construction as of 2013).

According to the Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland of 1900, the village had 312 inhabitants and covered the area of 277 morgen.[3] Back then it belonged to the powiat of Nieszawa.[3] Between 1975 and 1998 it was part of the Włocławek Voivodeship.

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