Gościnowo (Polish: [ɡɔɕt͡ɕiˈnɔvɔ]; German: Alexandersdorf) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Skwierzyna, within Międzyrzecz County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Skwierzyna, 29 km (18 mi) north-west of Międzyrzecz, and 13 km (8 mi) south-east of Gorzów Wielkopolski.

Gościnowo
Village
An old oak, a natural monument of Gościnowo
An old oak, a natural monument of Gościnowo
Gościnowo is located in Poland
Gościnowo
Gościnowo
Gościnowo is located in Lubusz Voivodeship
Gościnowo
Gościnowo
Coordinates: 52°41′N 15°25′E / 52.683°N 15.417°E / 52.683; 15.417Coordinates: 52°41′N 15°25′E / 52.683°N 15.417°E / 52.683; 15.417
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipLubusz
CountyMiędzyrzecz
GminaSkwierzyna
Established1613
Founded byAleksander Zborowski
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFMI

HistoryEdit

Gościnowo was founded in 1613 by Polish nobleman and starosta of nearby Międzyrzecz Aleksander Zborowski. It was initially named Aleksandrowo after its founder. Administratively it was located in the Poznań County in the Poznań Voivodeship in the Greater Poland Province of the Polish Crown. It was annexed by Prussia in the Second Partition of Poland in 1793. In 1807 it was regained by Poles and included in the short-lived Duchy of Warsaw, and after its dissolution it was reannexed by Prussia in 1815.

From 1871 to 1945 it was part of Germany. After the defeat of Germany in World War II the region was restored to Poland by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union.

ReferencesEdit

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