Pietraszki, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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Pietraszki
Village
Pietraszki is located in Poland
Pietraszki
Pietraszki
Coordinates: 54°19′N 22°11′E / 54.317°N 22.183°E / 54.317; 22.183
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Gołdap
Gmina Gołdap

Pietraszki [pjɛˈtraʂki] (German: Peterkeim, until 1938: Petrelskehmen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gołdap within Gołdap County Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. Pietraszki lies close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] and is approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) west of Gołdap and 125 km (78 mi) northeast 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 forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

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Coordinates: 54°19′00″N 22°11′00″E / 54.3167°N 22.1833°E / 54.3167; 22.1833