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Gostycyn [ɡɔsˈtɨt͡sɨn] (German: Liebenau) is a village in Tuchola County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Gostycyn. It lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Tuchola and 44 km (27 mi) north of Bydgoszcz. It is located within the historic region of Pomerania.
The village has a population of 1,800.
During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), the Germans arrested several Polish inhabitants and also murdered local Polish teachers in the large massacre of Poles in Rudzki Most as part of the Intelligenzaktion. In 1942–1943 many Poles were expelled, while their farms were handed over to German colonists as part of the Lebensraum policy.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Biskup, Marian; Tomczak, Andrzej (1955). Mapy województwa pomorskiego w drugiej połowie XVI w. (in Polish). Toruń. p. 123.
- Wardzyńska, Maria (2009). Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion (in Polish). Warszawa: IPN. pp. 170–171.
- Wardzyńska, Maria (2017). Wysiedlenia ludności polskiej z okupowanych ziem polskich włączonych do III Rzeszy w latach 1939-1945 (in Polish). Warszawa: IPN. pp. 121, 135. ISBN 978-83-8098-174-4.
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