Wieliczki

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Wieliczki
Village
Wieliczki is located in Poland
Wieliczki
Wieliczki
Coordinates: 53°59′N 22°35′E / 53.983°N 22.583°E / 53.983; 22.583
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Olecko
Gmina Wieliczki
Population 730

Wieliczki [vjɛˈlit͡ʂki] (German: Wielitzken, from 1938-45 Wallenrode) is a village in Olecko County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Wieliczki.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south-east of Olecko and 139 km (86 mi) 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 730.

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Coordinates: 53°59′N 22°35′E / 53.983°N 22.583°E / 53.983; 22.583