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Barciany is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°21′E / 54.217°N 21.350°E / 54.217; 21.350
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Kętrzyn
Gmina Barciany
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population 1,100

Barciany [barˈt͡ɕanɨ] (German: Barten) is a village in Kętrzyn 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 Barciany.[1] It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Kętrzyn and 74 km (46 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Castle of the Teutonic Knights

Its name originates from the name of the one Old Prussian tribe - Bartians. An ordensburg was erected in 1325, but stone was not used until 1377.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia).

The village has a population of 1,100.


  • Krahe, Friedrich-Wilhelm (2000). Burgen des deutschen Mittelalters. Grundriss-Lexikon (in German). Flechsig. p. 693. ISBN 3-88189-360-1. 

Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°21′E / 54.217°N 21.350°E / 54.217; 21.350