Burgrabice

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Location
50°19'59"N
017°19'00"E
Country
 Poland
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Description

Burgrabice [burɡraˈbit͡sɛ] (German: Borkendorf) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Głuchołazy, within Nysa County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, close to the Czech border. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-west of Głuchołazy, 16 km (10 mi) south of Nysa, and 58 km (36 mi) south-west of the regional capital Opole. The village has a population of 750.

History

The village was mentioned as Burgravici in 1284, when it was part of fragmented Piast-ruled Poland. Later on, it was also part of Bohemia (Czechia), Prussia, and Germany. During World War II, the Germans operated the E566 forced labour subcamp of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp in the village. After the defeat of Germany in the war, in 1945, the village became again part of Poland and its historic name was restored.

Transport

There is a train station in the village.

Notable residents

Arthur von Briesen (1843–1920), lawyer, president of the Legal Aid Society
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