Bisztynek

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Bisztynek
Coat of arms of Bisztynek
Coat of arms
Bisztynek is located in Poland
Bisztynek
Bisztynek
Coordinates: 54°4′N 20°54′E / 54.067°N 20.900°E / 54.067; 20.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Bartoszyce
Gmina Bisztynek
Area
 • Total 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,493
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Postal code 11-230
Website Bisztynek.com

Bisztynek [bʲiʂˈtɨnɛk] (German: Bischofstein) is a town in Bartoszyce County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,555 inhabitants (2004).

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 forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

Coordinates: 54°05′09″N 20°54′23″E / 54.08583°N 20.90639°E / 54.08583; 20.90639