Rajkowy [rai̯ˈkɔvɨ] (historical names: Raicovo, Raycow, Raichowe, Reykow, Reichenek; Kashubian: Rôjkòwë; German: Raikau) is a large and historically significant village of the Kociewie Land, in the administrative district of Gmina Pelplin, within Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Pelplin, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Tczew, and 62 km (39 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. It is located within the historic region of Pomerania.
Saint Bartholomew church in Rajkowy
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The village has a population of 1,677.
Rajkowy finds its first mention in history in 1224 in the context of the donation of some of its lands to the Oliwa Abbey by Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania. The village was deeded in its entirety to the Abbey by Mestwin II in 1289. Rajkowy was a royal village of the Polish Crown, administratively located in the Tczew County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
- Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, vol. 9, page 497, col. 2
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, vol. 9, page 498, col. 1
- Marian Biskup, Andrzej Tomczak, Mapy województwa pomorskiego w drugiej połowie XVI w., Toruń, 1955, p. 113 (in Polish)
- The Pomeranian Crime 1939, IPN, Warsaw, 2018, p. 45