Fordon, Bydgoszcz

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Panorama of Fordon district

Fordon, is a district in Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, the number of residents is about 75,000. However, at the beginning the district had only 8,000 residents. Currently Fordon is the biggest district of Bydgoszcz.

House estates[edit]

Fordon is subdivided into 16 house estates:

- Stary Fordon - Akademickie - Bajka - Bohaterów - Eskulapa - Kasztelanka - Łoskoń - Mariampol - Nad Wisłą - Niepodległości - Pałcz - Powiśle - Przylesie - Szybowników - Tatrzańskie - Zofin

History[edit]

Fordon is mentioned in sources for the first time in 1112 as "Wyszogród". In those times there was located an important defensive castle which was eventually fired and destroyed in 1330 by the Teutonic Knights.

At some point Fordon was located in the Grand Duchy of Posen and later under direct Prussian control. It was returned to Poland at the end of the First World War. In 1939 it was incorporated by the Third Reich. It is estimated that during World War II German soldiers killed from 1200 to 3000 people, mainly Poles and Jews, in the Death Valley of Fordon (Valley of Death (Bydgoszcz)). The exact number stays unknown as historians have not found appropriate documents that would state the final number of deaths. Finally in 1945 Fordon was liberated from Nazi occupation.

In 1950 Fordon was still a separate town from Bydgoszcz. At that time it was described as "seven miles east" of the latter city. It had a population of 3,514 people and manufactured such things as cement and paper.[1] In 1973 Fordon became a part of the city of Bydgoszcz. The prison in Fordon was established in 1780 and changed into men's/women's prison a couple of times. From 1939-1956 among others, there were kept and killed 180 Ukrainian women in the prison. A memorial plaque was placed on the prison May 10, 1992.

At the moment, Fordon is the biggest district of Bydgoszcz.

Fordon Bridge

Buildings & Places[edit]

Education[edit]

Universities

  • Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki - Ulica Fordońska 246
  • Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Przedsiębiorczości w Bydgoszczy - Ulica Unii Lubelskiej
  • Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego - Ulica Przemysłowa 34
  • Uniwersytet Technologiczno - Przyrodniczy im. Jana i Jędzrzeja Śniadeckich - Ulica Kaliskiego 7

High Schools

  • Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr XIII (Zespoł Szkół nr 3) - Ulica Łowicka 45
  • Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr XV (Zespoł Szkół nr 5) - Ulica Berlinga 13
  • Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr XVI (Zespół Szkół Odzieżowych) - Ulica Fordońska 430
  • Liceum Ogólnokształcące Towarzystwa Salezjańskiego - Ulica Pod Reglami 1

Junior High Schools

  • Gimnazjum nr 1 - Ulica Sielska 34
  • Gimnazjum nr 2 - Ulica Kromera 11
  • Gimnazjum nr 3 - Ulica Gawędy 1
  • Gimnazjum nr 4 - Ulica Duracza 7
  • Gimnazjum nr 5 - Ulica Berlinga 17
  • Gimnazjum nr 53 (Zespół Szkół nr 5) - Ulica Berlinga 13
  • Gimnazjum nr 7 - Ulica Kapliczna 7

Primary Schools

  • Primary School nr 27 - Ulica Sielska 34
  • Primary School nr 29 - Ulica Gawedy 5
  • Primary School nr 4 - Ulica Wyzwolenia 4
  • Primary School nr 43 - Ulica Łowicka 45
  • Primary School 65 (filia) - Ulica Rzeźniackiego 7
  • Primary School 65 - Ulica Duracza 7
  • Primary School nr 66 - Ulica Berlinga 3
  • Primary School nr 67 - Ulica Kromera 11
  • Primary School nr 9 - Ulica Tatrzanska 21
  • Szkoła Podstawowa Towarzystwa Salezjańskiego - Ulica Salezjańska 1

Sources[edit]

"Kujawsko-pomorskie dla każdego. Przewodnik turystyczny po najciekawszych miejscach województwa" Włodzimierz Bykowski, Wieńczysław Bykowski, wyd. Apeiron ISBN 83-919091-1-5 & Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dolnej Wisły ISBN 83-919299-5-7, Bydgoszcz 2005

  1. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, p. 626

My Odyssey "Моя Одисея" Irena Tymoszko-Kaminska, Chicago 2005 page 286, ISBN 83-86112-21-2, Oficyna Wydawnicza UKAR 02-588 Warszawa 48, skr.poczt.156

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°08′51″N 18°10′04″E / 53.14750°N 18.16778°E / 53.14750; 18.16778