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Saint Peter and Paul Church
Saint Peter and Paul Church
Coat of arms of Szamocin
Coat of arms
Szamocin is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°1′49″N 17°7′14″E / 53.03028°N 17.12056°E / 53.03028; 17.12056
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Chodzież
Gmina Szamocin
Established 14th century
Town rights 1748
 • Mayor Eugeniusz Wiktor Kucner
 • Total 4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,267
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64-820
Area code(s) +48 67
Car plates PCH

Szamocin [ʂaˈmɔt͡ɕin] (German: Samotschin, 1943-45: Fritzenstadt) is a city in Chodzież County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland.


Szamoczino in the Duchy of Greater Poland was first mentioned in a 1364 deed. It received town privileges from the hands of King Augustus III of Poland in 1748.

In the First partition of Poland in 1772 the town was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, fell to the Napoleonic Duchy of Warsaw in 1807 and was restored to Prussia in 1815, whereafter it was governed within the Kreis Kolmar in Posen, part of the Grand Duchy of Posen. During the Industrial Revolution, the town evolved to a centre of the weaving industry.

After World War I, the Greater Poland Uprising and the Treaty of Versailles, Szamocin became part of the newly established Second Polish Republic in 1921.

Notable people[edit]

Nearby municipalities[edit]

Gmina Szamocin[edit]

The borough of Szamocin includes the following villages:

Name German Name
German Name (1939–1945)
Antoniny Antonienhof Antonienhof
Atanazyn Athanasienhof Athanasienhof
Borówki Borowo Hauland
1906–1919 Waldtal
Borowo Borowo
1906–1919 Waldberg
Heliodorowo Heliodorowo
1904–1919 Helldorf
Jaktorowo Jaktorowo Schönrode
Józefowice Josephsruh Josefsruh
Józefowo Josephowo Josefshof
Kosarzyn Hammermühle Hammermühle
Laskowo Laskowo
1906–1919 Seefeld
Lipa Liepe Netzliepe
Lipia Góra Lindenwerder Lindenwerder
Mielimąka Muchmühle Muchmühle
Nadolnik Kolonie Nadolnik Kolonie Nadolnik
Nałęcza Nalentscha Wiesendorf
Nowy Dwór Neuhof Neuhof
Piłka Sägemühle Sägemühle
Raczyn Ratschin Ratschin
Sokolec Sokolitz Sokolitz
Strzelczyki Strelitz Hauland Strelitzhauland
Swoboda Freirode Freirode
Szamocin Samotschin 1939–1943 Samotschin
1943–1945 Fritzenstadt
Szamoty Freundsthal Freundstal

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Szamocin is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 53°01′N 17°07′E / 53.017°N 17.117°E / 53.017; 17.117