Dobra Wola, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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Dobra Wola
Village
Dobra Wola is located in Poland
Dobra Wola
Dobra Wola
Coordinates: 54°0′N 22°10′E / 54.000°N 22.167°E / 54.000; 22.167
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Ełk
Gmina Stare Juchy

Dobra Wola [ˈdɔbra ˈvɔla] (German: Willenheim)[1] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stare Juchy, within Ełk County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Stare Juchy, 24 km (15 mi) north-west of Ełk, and 112 km (70 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). After World War II the area was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. 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.

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Coordinates: 54°00′00″N 22°10′00″E / 54.0000°N 22.1667°E / 54.0000; 22.1667