Barcin is a city located in northern Poland on the Noteć River about 20 km east of Znin. It is located within the historical and ethnographic region called Pałuki (a small area on the border of Wielkopolska, Kujawy and Krajna).
The first mention of the town comes from 1215-1233. In the mid-15th century, in 1541 Barcin obtained city rights. In 1919, as a result of the Greater Poland Uprising, Barcin returned to Poland.
Near Barcin there are deposits of limestone, which have been mined since the 19th century and then fired in kilns.
The post-war years were primarily the creation of a Cement-Lime Combine in Bielawy in 1969, which significantly contributed to the expansion and development of the city. A lot of new public buildings were built, new residents were coming in, the city was developing dynamically, housing estates were created. In 1995, the French cement concern Lafarge became the owner of KCW Kujawy. In 2008, the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone was established in the Barcin commune.
On the right bank of the Noteć is St. Adalbert's Mountain, where according to legend, it stopped on its way to Prussia. The first parish church was built in the 12th century. The current one was built in 1901-1903 in the Neo-Roman style. The architectural layout of the Old Town in Barcin is protected by monuments conservator and includes buildings and houses located at ul. Wyzwolenia, Kościelna, 4 Stycznia, św. Wojciech, Pałucka and Żnińska and 1 Maja Square.
Barcin is a dynamically developing town with a rich cultural, tourist and recreational offer.
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