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 http://bisztyneknews.prv.pl

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 and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles.

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