Szymany, Szczytno County

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Szymany
Village
Szymany is located in Poland
Szymany
Szymany
Coordinates: 53°29′7″N 20°57′3″E / 53.48528°N 20.95083°E / 53.48528; 20.95083
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Szczytno
Gmina Gmina Szczytno
Population 550

Szymany [ʂɨˈmanɨ] (German: Gross Schiemanen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Szczytno, within Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northerneastern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south of Szczytno and 45 km (28 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before the post World War II border changes in 1945, the area had been part of East Prussia (Germany) since the 13th century. The village currently has a population of about 550.

According to Associated Press, Szymany harbors a secret CIA prison.[2]

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Coordinates: 53°29′7″N 20°57′3″E / 53.48528°N 20.95083°E / 53.48528; 20.95083