Jany, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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Jany is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°16′N 22°10′E / 54.267°N 22.167°E / 54.267; 22.167
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Gołdap

Jany [ˈjanɨ] (German: Groß Jahnen) 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 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Gołdap and 122 km (76 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.


Coordinates: 54°16′00″N 22°10′00″E / 54.2667°N 22.1667°E / 54.2667; 22.1667