Harsz

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Harsz
Village
Harsz is located in Poland
Harsz
Harsz
Coordinates: 54°8′39″N 21°47′18″E / 54.14417°N 21.78833°E / 54.14417; 21.78833
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipWarmian-Masurian
CountyWęgorzewo
GminaPozezdrze
Population
580

Harsz [xarʂ] (German: Haarschen)[1] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Pozezdrze, within Węgorzewo County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Pozezdrze, 9 km (6 mi) south of Węgorzewo, and 94 km (58 mi) north-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.

The village has a population of 580.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Territory of Germany" (in German). 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.


Coordinates: 54°8′39″N 21°47′18″E / 54.14417°N 21.78833°E / 54.14417; 21.78833