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Drawsko Pomorskie

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The central Rynek area of Drawsko (Dramburg), c.1939.

Images of and information on the small town of Drawsko Pomorskie, in the province of Zachodniopomorskie (Western Pomerania), in the north-west of Poland.

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A photograph of part of plac Konstytucji in Drawsko Pomorskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland, c.1960.

Some things you may not know about Drawsko Pomorskie:
- Drawsko was part of the German province of Pommern until it was taken by Red Army and Polish forces on the 4th March 1945. Following on from the decisions made at the Potsdam conference the whole area was granted to Poland, the population expelled, and the name changed from Dramburg to Drawsko.
- Much of the centre of the town was destroyed in the fighting and arson, which followed its takeover by the Red Army.
- The Baltic Sea coast is about 90 kilometres north of Drawsko Pomorskie.
- There are currently approximately 11,000 people resident in the town of Drawsko.
- There is a large military training area (proving ground) just south of Drawsko, which is often used by NATO forces. This facility of around 340 square kilometres is known as the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area (DPTA).
- The River Drawa (Drage) flows through Drawsko and just outside the town is the Drawsko Landscape Park (Drawski Park Krajobrazowy).
- The postcode for Drawsko Pomorskie is 78-500.

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A vintage picture postcard featuring a photograph of kayaks on Lake Okra in Drawsko Pomorskie, c.1974.

An interactive map of the Drawsko Pomorskie area of Zachodniopmomorskie, western Poland.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Old pre-war aerial images of Dramburg / Drawsko.
- Information on and images of the River Drawa (Drage) through time.