KONITZ, a town of Germany, in the province of West Prussia, at the junction of railways to Schneidemuhl and Gnesen, 68 m.
Konitz was the first fortified post established in Prussia by Hermann Balk, who in 1230 had been commissioned as Landmeister, by the grand-master of the Teutonic order, to reduce the heathen Prussians.
See Uppenkamp, Geschichte der Stadt Konitz (Konitz, 1873).
East of Konitz is an extensive moorland, 70 m.
Prussia, chiefly in the west, from Putzig to Konitz, are here reckoned with the Poles.