Ruciane-Nida

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Ruciane-Nida
Coat of arms of Ruciane-Nida
Coat of arms
Ruciane-Nida is located in Poland
Ruciane-Nida
Ruciane-Nida
Coordinates: 53°38′33″N 21°32′57″E / 53.64250°N 21.54917°E / 53.64250; 21.54917
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Pisz
Gmina Ruciane-Nida
Area
 • Total 17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,894
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Postal code 12-220 - 12-221
Website http://www.ruciane-nida.pl

Ruciane-Nida [ruˈt͡ɕanɛ ˈɲida] is a town in Pisz County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland. The town was formed in 1966 by the merger of three smaller settlements: Ruciane (German: Rudczanny, renamed Niedersee in 1938[1]), Nida (German: Nieden[1]) and Wola Ratajowa.

The town of Ruciane-Nida is a well-known tourist centre within the Masurian Lake District, with a popular railway line running through it: a D29-219 line – OlsztynSzczytnoŚwiętajnoPiszEłk. In the summer, it becomes the furthermost Southern station of the Masurian Recreational Navigation system.

As of 2004, the town had a population of 4,934.

Historical monuments[edit]

  • Church pw. Matki Bożej Miłosierdzia Ostrobramskiej (Mother of God) from 1910 (in Ruciane)
  • Historical seed hull building from late 19th century
  • Military bunkers from before the World Wars, early 20th century
  • Nature monuments: pine, oak

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b M. Kaemmerer (2004). Ortsnamenverzeichnis der Ortschaften jenseits von Oder u. Neiße (in German). ISBN 3-7921-0368-0. 

Coordinates: 53°39′N 21°33′E / 53.650°N 21.550°E / 53.650; 21.550