Żelazki, Gołdap County

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Żelazki
Village
Żelazki is located in Poland
Żelazki
Żelazki
Coordinates: 54°13′4″N 22°27′48″E / 54.21778°N 22.46333°E / 54.21778; 22.46333
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Gołdap
Population 120

Żelazki [ʐɛˈlaski] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gołdap, within Gołdap County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of Gołdap and 138 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 by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union or Ukrainians forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

The village has a population of 120.

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Coordinates: 54°13′4″N 22°27′48″E / 54.21778°N 22.46333°E / 54.21778; 22.46333