Przecław, West Pomeranian Voivodeship

Przecław [ˈpʂɛt͡swaf] (German: Pritzlow) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kołbaskowo, within Police County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland, close to the German border.[1] It lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of Police and 9 km (6 mi) south-west of the regional capital Szczecin.

Przecław
Village
National road 13 in Przecław
National road 13 in Przecław
Przecław is located in Poland
Przecław
Przecław
Przecław is located in West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Przecław
Przecław
Coordinates: 53°22′34″N 14°28′20″E / 53.37611°N 14.47222°E / 53.37611; 14.47222Coordinates: 53°22′34″N 14°28′20″E / 53.37611°N 14.47222°E / 53.37611; 14.47222
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
CountyPolice
GminaKołbaskowo
Population
4,100
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationZPL
Primary airportSolidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport
National roadsDK13-PL.svg

The village has a population of 4,100.

HistoryEdit

The name of the village comes from castellan Przecław, who settled at the site when first historic Polish ruler Mieszko I included the region within the emerging Polish state in the 10th century.[2] The settlement was part of Poland, and then it was also part of the Duchy of Pomerania following Poland's fragmentation, Sweden, Prussia and Germany, before it became part of Poland again following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in 1945.

TransportEdit

The National road 13, which connects Szczecin with the Polish-German border at Rosówek, runs through the village.

ReligionEdit

There is a Catholic parish and church of the Visitation of Mary in Przecław.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "7 kwietnia imieniny Przecława". Przeclaw24.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 8 May 2021.