Banie Mazurskie

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Banie Mazurskie
Village
Banie Mazurskie is located in Poland
Banie Mazurskie
Banie Mazurskie
Coordinates: 54°14′18″N 22°2′21″E / 54.23833°N 22.03917°E / 54.23833; 22.03917
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Banie Mazurskie
Government
 • Mayor Jan Sobuta
Area 205 km2 (79 sq mi)
Population (2010) 3,770
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Postal code 19-520
Area code(s) (+48) 87
Vehicle registration NGO

Banie Mazurskie [ˈbaɲɛ maˈzurskʲɛ] (German: Benkheim) is a village in Gołdap County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Banie Mazurskie.[1] It lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of Gołdap and 113 km (70 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945, the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles.

The village has a population of 1,500.

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Coordinates: 54°14′18″N 22°2′21″E / 54.23833°N 22.03917°E / 54.23833; 22.03917