Stare Kiejkuty, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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Stare Kiejkuty
Village
Stare Kiejkuty is located in Poland
Stare Kiejkuty
Stare Kiejkuty
Coordinates: 53°38′N 21°4′E / 53.633°N 21.067°E / 53.633; 21.067
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Szczytno
Gmina Gmina Szczytno

Stare Kiejkuty [ˈstarɛ kʲɛi̯ˈkutɨ] (German: Alt Keykuth) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Szczytno, within Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Szczytno and 41 km (25 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. It is an old small village lying near road DK58, between two lakes: Wałpusz and Starokiejkuckie, popular vacation spots in the summertime with many vacation properties.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia). In the East Prussian plebiscite of 1920, which was largely boycotted by ethnic Poles, the inhabitants voted to remain in Germany.[2] 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 Ukrainians forced to settle in the area through Operation Vistula in 1947.

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Coordinates: 53°37′27″N 21°04′12″E / 53.62417°N 21.07000°E / 53.62417; 21.07000