Okonek

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Okonek
Flag of Okonek
Flag
Coat of arms of Okonek
Coat of arms
Okonek is located in Poland
Okonek
Okonek
Coordinates: 53°32′N 16°51′E / 53.533°N 16.850°E / 53.533; 16.850
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Złotów
Gmina Okonek
Area
 • Total 6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,827
 • Density 640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 64-965
Website http://www.okonek.pl/

Okonek [ɔˈkɔnɛk] (German: Ratzebuhr) is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship, with approximately 4,200 inhabitants. Town and commune in Złotów County. Chartered as a town in 1754.

Before 1945 the village was part of Germany and known as Ratzebuhr. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

Coordinates: 53°32′N 16°51′E / 53.533°N 16.850°E / 53.533; 16.850