Borowy Las

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Borowy Las
Village
Borowy Las is located in Poland
Borowy Las
Borowy Las
Coordinates: 54°17′55″N 17°43′52″E / 54.29861°N 17.73111°E / 54.29861; 17.73111
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Kartuzy
Gmina Sierakowice
Population 144

Borowy Las ([bɔˈrɔvɨ ˈlas], German: Borowihlas) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sierakowice, within Kartuzy County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Sierakowice, 31 km (19 mi) west of Kartuzy, and 60 km (37 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk.

For details of the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 144.

It was the birthplace in 1896 of Franziska Schanzkowska (Franciszka Szankowska; later Anna Anderson), who gained notoriety for claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.

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Coordinates: 54°17′55″N 17°43′52″E / 54.29861°N 17.73111°E / 54.29861; 17.73111