Bitkowo, Gołdap County

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Bitkowo
Village
Bitkowo is located in Poland
Bitkowo
Bitkowo
Coordinates: 54°14′N 22°31′E / 54.233°N 22.517°E / 54.233; 22.517
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Gołdap

Bitkowo [bitˈkɔvɔ] (German: Bittkau; until 1938: Bittkowen) 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 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Gołdap and 142 km (88 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.


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Coordinates: 54°14′N 22°31′E / 54.233°N 22.517°E / 54.233; 22.517