Szestno

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Szestno
Village
Holy Cross church in Szestno
Holy Cross church in Szestno
Szestno is located in Poland
Szestno
Szestno
Coordinates: 53°56′N 21°18′E / 53.933°N 21.300°E / 53.933; 21.300
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Mrągowo
Gmina Gmina Mrągowo
Population 830
Website http://szestno.republika.pl/

Szestno [ˈʂɛstnɔ] (German Seehesten) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Mrągowo, within Mrągowo County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Mrągowo and 56 km (35 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). Following World War II the native German populace was expelled and replaced by Poles. On October 10, 1981 the local Protestant church was charged and forcefully taken over by Catholics.[2]

The village has a population of 830.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Andreas Kossert: Masuren - Ostpreussens vergessener Süden, p. 374


Coordinates: 53°56′N 21°18′E / 53.933°N 21.300°E / 53.933; 21.300