Orzysz

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For the lake, see Orzysz (lake).
Orzysz
Skyline of Orzysz
Flag of Orzysz
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Coat of arms of Orzysz
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Orzysz is located in Poland
Orzysz
Orzysz
Coordinates: 53°48′20″N 21°56′45″E / 53.80556°N 21.94583°E / 53.80556; 21.94583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Pisz
Gmina Orzysz
Area
 • Total 8.16 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,804
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal code 12-250
Website http://www.orzysz.pl
Chapel in Orzysz

Orzysz [ˈɔʐɨʂ] (German: Arys, Lithuanian: Arys) is a town in Pisz County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 7,512 inhabitants (2007). It is located on Orzysz Lake.

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.

Notable residents[edit]

Coordinates: 53°48′20″N 21°56′45″E / 53.80556°N 21.94583°E / 53.80556; 21.94583