Babięty

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Babięty
Village
Babięty is located in Poland
Babięty
Babięty
Coordinates: 53°43′25″N 21°8′58″E / 53.72361°N 21.14944°E / 53.72361; 21.14944
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Szczytno
Gmina Dźwierzuty
Population 10

Babięty [baˈbjɛntɨ] (German: Babanten) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dźwierzuty, within Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Dźwierzuty, 21 km (13 mi) north-east of Szczytno, and 44 km (27 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). In the East Prussian plebiscite of 1920, which was largely boycotted by ethnic Poles, the inhabitants voted to remain in Germany.[2] 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 forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

The village has a population of 10.

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Coordinates: 53°43′25″N 21°8′58″E / 53.72361°N 21.14944°E / 53.72361; 21.14944