Szpęgawsk

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Szpęgawsk
Village
Szpęgawsk is located in Poland
Szpęgawsk
Szpęgawsk
Coordinates: 54°0′17″N 18°36′25″E / 54.00472°N 18.60694°E / 54.00472; 18.60694
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Starogard
Gmina Gmina Starogard Gdański
Population 620

Szpęgawsk [ˈʂpɛnɡafsk] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Starogard Gdański, within Starogard County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Starogard Gdański and 41 km (25 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk.

For details of the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 620.

During the Nazi Occupation, around 5000-7000 civilians were executed between September 1939 and January 1941 in the forest of Szpęgawsk (Las Szpęgawski), most of them intellectuals and Jews from Pomerania.[2]

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Coordinates: 54°0′17″N 18°36′25″E / 54.00472°N 18.60694°E / 54.00472; 18.60694