Boćwinka, Gmina Gołdap

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Boćwinka is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°12′N 22°9′E / 54.200°N 22.150°E / 54.200; 22.150
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Gołdap
Population 280

Boćwinka [bɔt͡ɕˈfinka] (German: Herandstal; until 1938: Bodschwingken) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gołdap, within Gołdap County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of Gołdap and 118 km (73 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 280.


Coordinates: 54°12′29″N 22°09′20″E / 54.2081°N 22.1556°E / 54.2081; 22.1556