Złe Mięso

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Złe Mięso
Village
Złe Mięso is located in Poland
Złe Mięso
Złe Mięso
Coordinates: 53°49′41″N 18°6′25″E / 53.82806°N 18.10694°E / 53.82806; 18.10694
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyChojnice
GminaCzersk
Population
195

Złe Mięso [ˈzwɛ ˈmjɛ̃sɔ] (evil meat, German: Bösenfleisch) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czersk, within Chojnice County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Czersk, 40 km (25 mi) east of Chojnice, and 69 km (43 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk.

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

The village has a population of 195.

Name[edit]

Earliest written mentions are German-language Boszfleyth (1480) and Bösem fleisch (1495). Polish versions are Liemieszo (1585) then Złe Mięso (1664). The names stabilized by 17c in German and Polish as respectively Bösenfleisch and Złe Mięso.

Legend[edit]

According to a legend, there was a small inn by a river ford next to the village. A series of mysterious disappearances of travellers hasn't been connected to a new innkeeper, until after several years of investigation it was revealed it was the innkeeper who not only murdered and robbed those guests but also fed their flesh to other customers. The proprietor was then hanged and the inn demolished to the ground.

Archaeology[edit]

According to a 1994 dig, the village existed in the neolithic 6000 years ago, and has been since inhabited continuously or near-continuously.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.


Coordinates: 53°49′41″N 18°6′25″E / 53.82806°N 18.10694°E / 53.82806; 18.10694