Borowo, Kartuzy County

Borowo [bɔˈrɔvɔ] (Kashubian: Bòrowò) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kartuzy, within Kartuzy County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of Kartuzy and 24 km (15 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. It is located in the ethnocultural region of Kashubia in the historic region of Pomerania.

Borowo
Village
Aerial view of Borowo and Karlikowskie Lake
Aerial view of Borowo and Karlikowskie Lake
Borowo is located in Poland
Borowo
Borowo
Borowo is located in Pomeranian Voivodeship
Borowo
Borowo
Coordinates: 54°19′8″N 18°17′18″E / 54.31889°N 18.28833°E / 54.31889; 18.28833Coordinates: 54°19′8″N 18°17′18″E / 54.31889°N 18.28833°E / 54.31889; 18.28833
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyKartuzy
GminaKartuzy
Population
776
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGKA
Voivodeship roadsDW211-PL.svg

The village has a population of 776.

HistoryEdit

During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), the occupiers operated a subcamp of the prison in Kartuzy in the village.[2] It was one of the places of imprisonment of Poles from nearby towns and villages who were arrested by the German gendarmerie, Einsatzkommando 16 and Selbstschutz during the Intelligenzaktion in 1939, before their executions in the nearby Kaliska forest.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b Wardzyńska, Maria (2009). Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion (in Polish). Warszawa: IPN. p. 154.