Kościerzyna k is a town in Kashubia
Kashubia or Cassubia - is a language area in the historic Eastern Pomerania region of northwestern Poland. Located west of Gdańsk and the mouth of the Vistula river, it is inhabited by members of the Kashubian ethnic group....

 in Gdańsk Pomerania
Gdańsk Pomerania
For the medieval duchy, see Pomeranian duchies and dukesGdańsk Pomerania or Eastern Pomerania is a geographical region in northern Poland covering eastern part of Pomeranian Voivodeship...

 region, northern Poland
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, with some 24,000 inhabitants. It has been the capital of Kościerzyna County
Koscierzyna County
Kościerzyna County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Pomeranian Voivodeship, northern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Kościerzyna, which lies ...

 in Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship, or Pomerania Province , is a voivodeship, or province, in north-central Poland. It comprises most of Pomerelia , as well as an area east of the Vistula River...

 since 1999; previously it was in Gdańsk Voivodeship
Gdansk Voivodeship
The name Gdańsk Voivodeship has been used twice to designate local governments in Poland.----Gdańsk Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975–98, superseded by Pomeranian Voivodeship...

 from 1975 to 1998. It is around 50 km south-west of Gdańsk
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 and Tricity
Tricity is an urban area consisting of three Polish cities: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. They are situated adjacent to one other, in a row, on the coast of the Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea, in Pomerelia , northern Poland...


Tourist attractions

  • Skansen Parowozownia Kościerzyna
    Skansen Parowozownia Koscierzyna
    Skansen Parowozownia Kościerzyna is a Polish railway museum located in Kościerzyna, Pomeranian Voivodeship...

     (steam locomotive
    Steam locomotive
    A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine...

     museum) located at Towarowa 7 Street.
  • Lake Galezne
  • Sanctuary


Records of the Population of Berent from 1641- 1944 are on film rolls (see link below)

1960: 10,900 inhabitants of Kościerzyna

1970: 15,100 inhabitants

1975: 17,100 inhabitants

1980: 18,700 inhabitants

1990: 22,700 inhabitants

1995: 23,100 inhabitants

1998: 23,500 inhabitants

2003: 23,196 inhabitants (Men: 11 272)

Notable residents

  • Abraham Lissauer
    Abraham Lissauer
    Abraham Lissauer was a German physician and archaeologist who was born in Berent, West Prussia . He was the father of neurologist Heinrich Lissauer ....

     (1832–1908), physician
  • Gustav Flatow
    Gustav Flatow
    Gustav Felix Flatow was a German gymnast. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris....

     (1875–1945), athlete
  • Hugo Neumann
    Hugo Neumann
    Hugo Neumann was a German jurist, politician of the Free City of Danzig and writer.-Biography:Neumann was born in Berent to Max Neumann...

     (1882–1962), politician and writer

External links

Municipal website Twin cities of Kościerzyna Photogalleries of Kościerzyna's twin cities

Twin towns — sister cities

Kościerzyna is twinned
Town twinning
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Cölbe is a community in Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.- Location :Cölbe's municipal area lies on the southern edge of the Burgwald, a low mountain range and part of the Hessisches Bergland , and borders directly on the university city of Marburg to the south...

, Sanary-sur-Mer
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, Pryluky
Pryluky or Priluki is a city located on the Udai River in the Chernihiv Oblast, north-central Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Prylutsky Raion , the city itself is also designated as a separate municipality within the oblast...

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