Zblewo [ˈzblɛvɔ] (German: Hochstüblau) is a village in Starogard County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Zblewo.[1] It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Starogard Gdański and 52 km (32 mi) south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk. It is located within the ethnocultural region of Kociewie in the historic region of Pomerania.

Zblewo
Village
Saint Michael Archangel church in Zblewo
Saint Michael Archangel church in Zblewo
Zblewo is located in Poland
Zblewo
Zblewo
Zblewo is located in Pomeranian Voivodeship
Zblewo
Zblewo
Coordinates: 53°56′5″N 18°19′46″E / 53.93472°N 18.32944°E / 53.93472; 18.32944
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyStarogard
GminaZblewo
Highest elevation
132 m (433 ft)
Lowest elevation
102 m (335 ft)
Population
3,263
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The village has a population of 3,263.

HistoryEdit

 
World War II memorial

Zblewo was a royal village of the Polish Crown, administratively located in the Tczew County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.[2]

During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), in 1939, the Germans murdered several Poles from Zblewo, including a local priest, along with Poles from other villages in large massacres in the Szpęgawski Forest (see Intelligenzaktion).[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Marian Biskup, Andrzej Tomczak, Mapy województwa pomorskiego w drugiej połowie XVI w., Toruń, 1955, p. 113 (in Polish)
  3. ^ Maria Wardzyńska, Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion, IPN, Warszawa, 2009, p. 149-150 (in Polish)


Coordinates: 53°56′5″N 18°19′46″E / 53.93472°N 18.32944°E / 53.93472; 18.32944