Saint Mathias Church
|• Mayor||Jerzy Szałach|
|• Total||4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 55|
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
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.