Nowy Staw

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Nowy Staw
Saint Mathias Church
Saint Mathias Church
Coat of arms of Nowy Staw
Coat of arms
Nowy Staw is located in Poland
Nowy Staw
Nowy Staw
Coordinates: 54°8′8″N 19°0′48″E / 54.13556°N 19.01333°E / 54.13556; 19.01333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Malbork
Gmina Nowy Staw
Established 14th century
Town rights 1343
 • Mayor Jerzy Szałach
 • Total 4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,447
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82-230
Area code(s) +48 55
Car plates GMB

Nowy Staw [ˈnɔvɨ ˈstaf] (German: Neuteich; Kashubian: Nytëch) is a small town in northern Poland on the Święta river in the Żuławy region, with 3 896 inhabitants (2004). Situated in Malbork County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, it was previously assigned to Elbląg Voivodeship (1975–1998). City rights were applied in 1345. The name of the town means New Pond. For the history of the region, see Polish Royal Prussia.

Main town buildings:

  • Saint Mateusz church (year 1450)
  • Old town market


In 1409 the Teutonic knights started producing black gunpowder in the town, and a few decades later in the middle part of the fifteenth century merchants from nearby Gdańsk erected an Oil mill there.

During the various Swedish Wars Neuteich (as it was known in German-language sources of the time) was on several occasions occupied by Swedish forces and plundered. During the eighteenth century a new district, the "New town" grew up between the existing settlement and the Tuja river. Since that time urban development has taken place in a southerly direction along the right bank of the river.

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Coordinates: 54°08′N 19°00′E / 54.133°N 19.000°E / 54.133; 19.000