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Coat of arms of Kisielice
Coat of arms
Kisielice is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°36′25″N 19°15′34″E / 53.60694°N 19.25944°E / 53.60694; 19.25944
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Iława
Gmina Kisielice
 • Total 3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,208
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal code 14-220

Kisielice [kʲiɕɛˈlʲit͡sɛ] (German: Freystadt in Westpreussen) is a town in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,222 inhabitants (2004).

Geographical location[edit]

Kisielice is located on a hill in the vicinity of a small lake in the south of Dolne Powiśle region, approximately 20 km (12 mi) west of Iława, 36 km (22 mi) north-east of Grudziądz, 60 km (37 mi) south of Elbląg, 25 km (16 mi) south-east of Kwidzyn and 80 km (50 mi) south-east of the voivodeship capital of Olsztyn.

Town hall (2010)


The town has been founded by the distinguished Stange family; already in 1331 the town was well developed as a community and had a priest.[citation needed] The town's parish church was built from stone during the first half of the 14th century. In 1397 Freystadt was purchased by the bishop of Pomesania, and soon after, in 1525, in came into possession of Albrecht, Duke of Prussia. The town hall is mentioned in 1406; it has not been rebuilt after it burnt down in 1860. The inhabitants of the town acquired their earnings to the most part from professions related to agriculture. In the town lived also a few craftsmen. In 1899 the town was connected to railway. In 1928 about 50% of the working people were involved in trade, 20% were workmen, and 13% were civil servants, employees, pensioners and others.[citation needed]

Until 1920 Freystadt belonged to Kreis Rosenberg in the administrative district of Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder in West Prussia, Germany.

After World War II the German inhabitants of Freystadt, which had not fled prior to the end of war or which had returned, were expelled by Soviet and Polish authorities during subsequent months.

Number of inhabitants by year[edit]

Year Number Remarks
1576 525[citation needed]
1782 719 in 134 households (Feuerstellen), mostly Evangelical-Lutheran Germans[1]
1831 1,157[2]
1875 2,564[3]
1880 2,298[3]
1890 3,075[3]
1905 2,425 incl. 2,196 Evangelicals, 71 Catholics and 150 Jews
1933 3,075[3]
1939 3,351[3]
1943 3,313[citation needed]
2004 2,222

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Johann Friedrich Goldbeck: Vollständige Topographie des Königreichs Preußen. Teil II, Marienwerder 1789, p. 8, no. 4.
  2. ^ August Eduard Preuß: Preußische Landes- und Volkskunde. Königsberg 1835, p. 439, no. 51.
  3. ^ a b c d e Michael Rademacher: Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte Provinz Westpreußen, Kreis Rosenberg (2006).

Coordinates: 53°36′N 19°16′E / 53.600°N 19.267°E / 53.600; 19.267