Krajanów / Krainsdorf

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A very early postcard view of Krajanow (German: Crainsdorf / Krainsdorf). Mailed to Wroclaw (Breslau) in 1901.

Krajanów (former: Crainsdorf / Krainsdorf) is a village in the Nowa Ruda (Neurode) area of Lower Silesia, south west Poland.

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An old picture postcard of Krajanow (German names: Crainsdorf, Krainsdorf) in Lower Silesia, c.1911.

Selected trivia related to Krajanów:

The writer Olga Tokarczuk lives in the village for some of the year. Her most known work to date is the novel Biegunia (Flights).
- Krajanów was named Krainsdorf and part of Germany until 1945. The German population of Krajanow that had not fled before was expelled in 1946.

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The 16th century Church of st. George in the middle of Krajanow (Krainsdorf), c.1927.

Three other things you may not know about Krajanów:

- After the war Krajanow was in part settled by people from Podhale (a region in southern Poland in the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains).
- The current population of Krajanow is around 160.
- All cars registered in Krajanow have registration plates starting with the letters DKL.

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The manor house (Schloss) in Krajanow (Krainsdorf) in Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien), c.1930.

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A view of the village of Krajanow (German name: Krainsdorf), Lower Silesia (Schlesien). c.1937.

Krajanów is located near the Polish border with the Czech Republic. Neighboring villages are Dworki (Vierhoefe) and Świerki (Koenigswalde) to the northwest, Ludwikowice Kłodzkie (Ludwigsdorf) to the northeast, Drogosław (Kunzendorf) to the east, and Sokolica (Zaughals) to the southeast. Beyond the Czech border lies the village of Šonov to the west. Krajanow lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 miles) north-west of Nowa Ruda (Neurode), 26 kilometres (16 miles) north-west of Kłodzko (Glatz), and 72 kilometres (45 miles) south-west of the Lower Silesian capital Wrocław (Breslau).

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