|• Total||15.18 km2 (5.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
A small settlement named Heinrichswalde was first mentioned in 1381. In 1386 this settlement was renamed Passenheim after the Teutonic Knight Heinrich Walpot von Passenheim from modern Bassenheim near Koblenz.
Before 1945 the area was part of the German province of East Prussia. In the East Prussian plebiscite of 1920, which was largely boycotted by ethnic Poles, the inhabitants voted to remain in Germany. 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 territories annexed by the Soviet Union or Ukrainians forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.
- Christoph Hartknoch (1644-1687), teacher, historian, author
- Johann Wilhelm Ebel (1784–1861), Lutheran clergyman and teacher
- Marie-Luise Gothein (1863–1931), scholar, gardener and author
- Friedrich-Wilhelm Morzik (1891-1985), Luftwaffe general
Twin towns — sister cities
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