Town Hall in Szlichtyngowa
Szlichtyngowa [ʂlixtɨŋˈɡɔva] (German: Schlichtingsheim) is a town in Poland, in the Wschowa County of the Lubuskie Voivodship, near the Oder River.
It was founded in 1644, about one mile behind the border between Silesia and Greater Poland by the junker Johann Georg von Schlichting (Polish: Jan Jerzy Szlichting) who obtained a royal charter from the King Władysław IV Vasa of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth for the new settlement near his residence in the village of Górczyna. The place was settled by Protestant ethnic German exiles fleeing the Holy Roman Empire province of Silesia during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). Originally it was named after the founder: Schlichtingsheim (Polish: Schlichtinkowo). In 1793, it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia within the Second Partition of Poland. As a result of the Potsdam Conference, since 1945 the town belongs to Poland. The native German population was expelled and replaced with Poles.
The population as of 2004 was 1,348.
Coordinates: 51°43′N 16°15′E / 51.717°N 16.250°E