Wilkasy, Giżycko County

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Wilkasy
Village
Wilkasy is located in Poland
Wilkasy
Wilkasy
Coordinates: 54°0′44″N 21°44′7″E / 54.01222°N 21.73528°E / 54.01222; 21.73528
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Giżycko
Gmina Gmina Giżycko
Population 2,000

Wilkasy [vilˈkasɨ] (German: Willkassen, Dorf)[1] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Giżycko, within Giżycko County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[2] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south-west of Giżycko and 85 km (53 mi) 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.

The village has a population of 2,000.

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Coordinates: 54°0′44″N 21°44′7″E / 54.01222°N 21.73528°E / 54.01222; 21.73528