Galinki, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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Galinki
Settlement
Galinki is located in Poland
Galinki
Galinki
Coordinates: 54°9′33″N 20°52′14″E / 54.15917°N 20.87056°E / 54.15917; 20.87056
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Bartoszyce
Gmina Gmina Bartoszyce

Galinki [ɡaˈlʲiŋkʲi] is a settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Bartoszyce, within Bartoszyce County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] It lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-east of Bartoszyce and 49 km (30 mi) north-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 or Ukrainians forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

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Coordinates: 54°9′33″N 20°52′14″E / 54.15917°N 20.87056°E / 54.15917; 20.87056