Korsze

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Korsze
Roman Catholic church
Roman Catholic church
Coat of arms of Korsze
Coat of arms
Korsze is located in Poland
Korsze
Korsze
Coordinates: 54°10′17″N 21°8′28″E / 54.17139°N 21.14111°E / 54.17139; 21.14111
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Kętrzyn
Gmina Korsze
Area
 • Total 4.03 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,632
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Postal code 11-430

Korsze [ˈkɔrʂɛ] (German: Korschen, Lithuanian: Kuršiai) is a town in Kętrzyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 4,724 inhabitants (2004). It is a railroad junction, located along the major Olsztyn - Ełk - Białystok line, with less important connections to Bartoszyce and Skandawa.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). Following World War II the native German populace was expelled and replaced by Poles.


Coordinates: 54°10′N 21°08′E / 54.167°N 21.133°E / 54.167; 21.133