Moryń

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Moryń
Market square
Market square
Coat of arms of Moryń
Coat of arms
Moryń is located in Poland
Moryń
Moryń
Coordinates: 52°51′34″N 14°23′37″E / 52.85944°N 14.39361°E / 52.85944; 14.39361
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Gryfino
Gmina Moryń
Area
 • Total 5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,570
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Postal code 74-503
Website http://www.moryn.pl/

Moryń [ˈmɔrɨɲ] (German: Mohrin) is a town in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northwestern Poland.

Geography[edit]

Morzycko Lake

It is located in the north of the historic Neumark (Nowa Marchia) region on the Słubia creek, a right tributary of the Oder River. The town centre is situated on the western shore of Morzycko Lake (Jezioro Morzycko), with a maximum depth of 58.5 m (192 ft) the deepest within the Pomeranian Lakeland.

History[edit]

The Moryń peninsula had been the site of a West Slavic fortress, which the Wittelsbach elector Otto V of Brandenburg had rebuilt in 1365. The adjacent settlement was mentioned as a town in 1306. With the Neumark region, it was given in pawn to the Teutonic Knights between 1402 and 1454. Mohrin was devastated during a Hussite campaign in 1433.

In 1892 Mohrin received access to the Wriezen Railway line from Berlin to Königsberg/Neumarkt (presenst-day Chojna).

Notable residents[edit]

  • Christian Friedrich Koch (1798-1872), German jurist
  • The English author Christopher Isherwood describes spending several months in the spring and summer of 1932 in Mohrin in chapter five of his biography Christopher & His Kind

International relations[edit]

Holy Spirit parish church

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Moryń is twinned with:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°51′N 14°23′E / 52.850°N 14.383°E / 52.850; 14.383