Dobiegniew

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Dobiegniew
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Dobiegniew
Coat of arms
Dobiegniew is located in Poland
Dobiegniew
Dobiegniew
Coordinates: 52°58′N 15°45′E / 52.967°N 15.750°E / 52.967; 15.750
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Strzelce-Drezdenko
Gmina Dobiegniew
Area
 • Total 5.69 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,187
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal code 66-520
Website http://www.dobiegniew.pl

Dobiegniew [dɔˈbʲɛɡɲɛf] (German: Woldenberg) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Strzelce-Drezdenko County. It has 3,189 inhabitants (2004).

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. In World War II, the Oflag II-C POW camp was located nearby.

After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

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Coordinates: 52°58′N 15°45′E / 52.967°N 15.750°E / 52.967; 15.750