Krzywińskie, Węgorzewo County

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Krzywińskie is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°52′E / 54.217°N 21.867°E / 54.217; 21.867
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Węgorzewo
Gmina Pozezdrze

Krzywińskie [kʂɨˈviɲskʲɛ] (German: Sonnheim)[1] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Pozezdrze, within Węgorzewo County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Pozezdrze, 8 km (5 mi) east of Węgorzewo, and 102 km (63 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°13′00″N 21°52′00″E / 54.2167°N 21.8667°E / 54.2167; 21.8667