Borough of Wielka Nieszawka is about 216,3 km2 and is inhabited by 5000 people or so. It is located in the very centre of Kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship, County of Trouń. What is worth mentioning, Borough of Wielka Nieszawka is also located in dilatation of the Vistula Valley also known as the Hollow of Toruń. Struga Zielona flows through the middle of it. Undisputed advantage of this borough is a changeful terrain. One of the most developed inland dunes may be seen here that appear on the bank of Vistula river. What is more, the dunes are unique parts of the landscape not only in Poland but also in Europe. In some points they may reach even 30 meters.
The vast majority of the land is protected, and the sylvan parts belong to the zone of “protected forests around Toruń”
Borough of Wielka Nieszawka also contains a few relicts of the past that have been put on list of monuments
• located in Mała Nieszawka ruins of the XIII-century castle built by Teutonic Order
• Cemetery of prisoners of the Second World War, located in Mała Nieszawka
• Wooden Mennonite chapel elevated in 1890 in Mała Nieszawka
In the neighboring localities there are also quite a few places worth visiting such as: brick-build Roman-Catholic church in Cierpice elevated in 1938, evangelic cemetery form the XIX century in Cierpice, brick-built train station in Brzoza, diary elevated in the XIX century located in Wielka Nieszawka built in the XIX century, watchtowers in Cierpice and Dybowo, rail complex in Cierpice which is now the headquarters of county office.
Flora and fauna
Over 50% of the terrain is overgrown by dense forests, yet 87% is overgrown by ‘green terrains’ what develops a particular microclimate, rarely seen in other parts of the country. What’s more important, in order to enlarge the surface of green terrains even more, a few operations are being conducted.
In borough of Wielka Nieszawka a few species of plants and animals may be seen, rarely spotted in other parts of the country. Apart from aforementioned dunes, there are species of plant such as: The European dwarf cherry, the pasque flower and the sand carnation. Especially protected are the enchanter's-nightshade, the yellow archangel and the common toothwort. The dense plant life may be seen around the Valley of Struga Zielona which is famous for fertile soil and proper humidity.
The valley of Vistula River is a place where you will find willow scrubs and oxbow lakes yet meadows are inhabited by endangered species. Also species such as the floating fern, the tern and the plover. These terrains play very important role in migration and wintering of many species of birds.
Thanks to diversity of the terrain and species of animals and plants, most of this lands belong to protected landscapes whose value is appreciated by both citizens and tourists.