Chrystkowo

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Chrystkowo
Village
Chrystkowo is located in Poland
Chrystkowo
Chrystkowo
Coordinates: 53°20′N 18°20′E / 53.333°N 18.333°E / 53.333; 18.333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Świecie
Gmina Świecie
Population 170

Chrystkowo [xrɨstˈkɔvɔ] (German: Christfelde; before 1873: Krystkowo) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Świecie, within Świecie County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Świecie, 33 km (21 mi) north-east of Bydgoszcz, and 39 km (24 mi) north-west of Toruń.

Mennonite wooden house 1770.

Chrystkowo was established in the 17th century by a Mennonite community. The Mennonites in this period were settling in the lower Vistula valley and Żuławy region escaping persecution in Western Europe. There is a well-preserved wooden Mennonite house from 1770 in the village. Chrystkowo currently has a population of 170.

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Coordinates: 53°20′N 18°20′E / 53.333°N 18.333°E / 53.333; 18.333