Świętajno, Szczytno County

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Świętajno
Village
Świętajno is located in Poland
Świętajno
Świętajno
Coordinates: 53°33′52″N 21°13′2″E / 53.56444°N 21.21722°E / 53.56444; 21.21722
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Szczytno
Gmina Świętajno
Population 2,000
Website http://swietajno-ug.wwm.pl/

Świętajno [ɕfjɛnˈtai̯nɔ] (German: Altkirchen; before 1938: Schwentainen) is a village in Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Świętajno.[1] It lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) east of Szczytno and 54 km (34 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). In the East Prussian plebiscite of 1920 1,253 inhabitants voted to remain in Germany, none for Poland.[2] Following World War II the native German populace was expelled and replaced by Poles.

The village has a population of 2,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Max Meyhöfer: Die Landgemeinden des Kreises Ortelsburg, Holzner Verlag 1967, p. 25


Coordinates: 53°33′52″N 21°13′2″E / 53.56444°N 21.21722°E / 53.56444; 21.21722