Kartuzy

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Kartuzy [karˈtuzɨ] (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Kartuzë; German: Karthaus) is a town in the Kashubia region in Eastern Pomerania region in northwestern Poland with population of 15,472 (2004). Previously in Gdańsk Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998, Kartuzy has been the capital of Kartuzy County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999.

The town is an important centre of culture of Kashubians. Here from 1947 is Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy. This museum collects the exhibits connected to the Kashubia and its inhabitants.

Founded as a cloister for Carthusian monks, after whom it received its name.

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Population


1880: 2,179 inhabitants
1885: 2,300 inhabitants
1895: 2,377 inhabitants
1900: 2,642 inhabitants
1960: 7,900 inhabitants
1970: 10,600 inhabitants
1975: 11,600 inhabitants
1980: 12,000 inhabitants
1998: 16,100 inhabitants

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Kartuzy is twinned with: Caissargues, Duderstadt

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Coordinates: 54°20′N 18°12′E / 54.333°N 18.2°E / 54.333; 18.2

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