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Barciany

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Barciany
Village
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Barciany
Barciany
Barciany
Barciany
Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°21′E / 54.217°N 21.350°E / 54.217; 21.350Coordinates: 54°13′N 21°21′E / 54.217°N 21.350°E / 54.217; 21.350
Country Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
CountyKętrzyn
GminaBarciany
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
1,100
Websitehttp://www.barciany.pl

Barciany [barˈt͡ɕanɨ] (German: Barten) is a village in Kętrzyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Barciany.[1] It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Kętrzyn and 74 km (46 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Its name originates from the name of an Old Prussian tribe, the Bartians. An Ordensburg was erected in 1325, but stone was not used until 1377.

The village has a population of 1,100.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  • Krahe, Friedrich-Wilhelm (2000). Burgen des deutschen Mittelalters. Grundriss-Lexikon (in German). Flechsig. p. 693. ISBN 3-88189-360-1.


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