Worszyny

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Worszyny
Village
Worszyny is located in Poland
Worszyny
Worszyny
Coordinates: 54°22′N 20°21′E / 54.367°N 20.350°E / 54.367; 20.350
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Bartoszyce
Gmina Gmina Górowo Iławeckie

Worszyny [vɔrˈʂɨnɨ] (German: Worschienen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Górowo Iławeckie, within Bartoszyce County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.[1] It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Górowo Iławeckie, 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Bartoszyce, and 66 km (41 mi) north 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.

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Coordinates: 54°22′N 20°21′E / 54.367°N 20.350°E / 54.367; 20.350