Place:Brodnica, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Alt namesStrasburgsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates53.25°N 19.383°E
Located inBydgoszcz, Poland     (1946 - 1975)
Also located inKujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland     (1999 - )
Toruń, Poland     (1975 - 1988)
Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany    
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Brodnica is a town in north-central Poland with 28,574 inhabitants . Previously part of Toruń Voivodeship province, from 1975 to 1998, Brodnica is situated in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. It is the seat of Brodnica County. The nearby Brodnica Landscape Park, a protected area, gets its name from Brodnica.

Brodnica is the capital of the district whose present quarter Michałowo, a settlement mentioned as early as in 1138 and then in 1240 as castrum Michałowo, hides relics from Neolithic era. As it is confirmed in old documents Michałowo was the capital of the Masovian Castellany. The town was chosen owing to its good position on the Drwęca (on the trade route leading from Masovia to Prussia) and a customs house between Dobrzyń and Chełmno Land (mentioned in 1252).

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