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Geographical and historically the Pyrzyce Land be connected from Western Pomerania. Here in 1124 year with duke's initiative Boles³aw Krzywousty arrived mission bishop's Otto from Bamberg which executed on Western Pomerania first Christians' baptism. The Pyrzyce are one of the oldest centres of municipal colonization. In IX age town existed here, which was centre tribal Pyrzyczanie. His position about important economic position of town decided at fugitive of important trade routes from Wielkopolska and Magdeburg to Baltic centres as well as surrounding him fertile black the grounds. It wheat was growed was here, and wheat the ground neighbourhoods be called. The name of city descends from here also probably: Ols sclavia word marks pyro wheat. In summers 1235-1240 by town German colonists put settlement which in 1263 r. received from duke Pomerania Barnim I full municipal rights. The team of fortification city was surrounded: ramparts, moat and walls from two gates. The Pyrzyce had the numerous the guild's privileges and the right of beating of own coin. They were the centre of craft, especially weaving. The rise of city be braked by numerous fires and war plunders. Thirty-year war (1618-1648) she made up in history of city the blackest period. From 1653 r. Pyrzyce belonged to Brandenburgia, later to Prussias. Industry from end XVIII age developed – mainly agricultural processing. It railway line in 1882 r. was extended was to Stargard Szczeciñski and Kostrzyn over Oder, and in more far order to Godków and to Gryfino. Explosion period of intensive development was broken II world war, in result which it 90% city underwent destruction.

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