Rajkowy

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Rajkowy
Village
Rajkowy is located in Poland
Rajkowy
Rajkowy
Coordinates: 53°57′51″N 18°42′35″E / 53.96417°N 18.70972°E / 53.96417; 18.70972
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Tczew
Gmina Pelplin
Population 1,677

Rajkowy [rai̯ˈkɔvɨ] (historical names: Raicovo, Raycow, Raichowe, Reykow, Reichenek; Kashubian: Rôjkòwë; German: Raikau[1]) is a large and historically significant village of the Kociewie Land, in the administrative district of Gmina Pelplin, within Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Pelplin, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Tczew, and 62 km (39 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk.

Rajkowy finds its first mention in history in 1224 in the context of the donation of some of its lands to the Oliwa Abbey by Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania. The village was deeded in its entirety to the Abbey by Mestwin II in 1289.[3] For details of the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 1,677.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, vol. 9, page 497, col. 2
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  3. ^ Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, vol. 9, page 498, col. 1


Coordinates: 53°57′51″N 18°42′35″E / 53.96417°N 18.70972°E / 53.96417; 18.70972