Wirwilty

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Wirwilty
Village
Wirwilty is located in Poland
Wirwilty
Wirwilty
Coordinates: 54°16′2″N 20°52′4″E / 54.26722°N 20.86778°E / 54.26722; 20.86778
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Bartoszyce
Gmina Gmina Bartoszyce

Wirwilty [vʲirˈvʲiltɨ] (German: Wehrwilten) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bartoszyce, within Bartoszyce County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-east of Bartoszyce and 59 km (37 mi) north-east 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 and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles.

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Coordinates: 54°16′2″N 20°52′4″E / 54.26722°N 20.86778°E / 54.26722; 20.86778