Podgórzyn, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

For other places with the same name, see Podgórzyn (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 50°49′57″N 15°41′1″E / 50.83250°N 15.68361°E / 50.83250; 15.68361
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
Powiat Jelenia Góra
Gmina Podgórzyn
Population 1,700

Podgórzyn [pɔdˈɡuʐɨn] (German: Giersdorf) is a village in Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Podgórzyn. It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south-west of Jelenia Góra and 101 km (63 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. 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.

The village has a population of 1,700.


Coordinates: 50°49′57″N 15°41′01″E / 50.83250°N 15.68361°E / 50.83250; 15.68361

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