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Chojniak (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Ełk
Gmina : Ełk
Geographic location : 53 ° 55 '  N , 22 ° 21'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 54 '42 "  N , 22 ° 20' 38"  E
Residents : 282 (March 31, 2011)
Postal code : 19-311
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NEL
Economy and Transport
Street : Straduny / DK 65 → Chojniak
Rail route : no rail connection
Next international airport : Danzig

Chojniak ( German  Löbelshof ) is a small town in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship , which belongs to the Gmina Ełk ( rural municipality of Lyck ) in the powiat Ełcki ( Lyck district ).

Geographical location

Chojniak located in the southern eastern part of the Warmia and Mazury , ten kilometers north of the county town of Elk (Lyck) .


Löbelshof , consisting of a large courtyard, was first mentioned in 1898. It was a dwelling place in the municipality Stradaunen ( Polish Straduny ) in the same administrative district that existed until 1945 and the county elk in Administrative district Gumbinnen (1905 Government district Allenstein ) in the Prussian province of East Prussia belonged.

As a result of the war, the place came to Poland in 1945 along with all of southern East Prussia and was given the Polish name Chojniak . Today the hamlet ( osada in Polish ) is the seat of a Schulzenamt ( sołectwo in Polish ) and thus a village in the Gmina Ełk association in the powiat Ełcki , until 1998 of the Suwałki Voivodeship , since then it has belonged to the Warmia-Masurian Voivodeship .


Until 1945, Löbelshof was parish in the Evangelical Church of Stradaunen within the church province of East Prussia of the Evangelical Church of the Old Prussian Union and in the Catholic parish church of St. Adalbert in Lyck in the Diocese of Warmia .

Today Chojniak belongs to the Catholic parish in Straduny in the Diocese of Ełk of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland . The Protestant residents stick to the parish in Ełk, a branch parish of the parish in Pisz (Johannisburg) in the Masuria diocese of the Evangelical Augsburg Church in Poland .


Chojniak can be reached via a side road from the Polish state road 65 (former German Reichsstraße 132 ) north of Straduny . There is no train connection.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ CIS 2011: Ludność w miejscowościach statystycznych według ekonomicznych grup wieku , March 31, 2011, accessed on April 21, 2019 (Polish).
  2. Polish Postal Code Directory 2013, p. 144
  3. ^ Dietrich Lange: Geographical Register of Places East Prussia (2005): Löbelshof
  4. a b Löbelshof
  5. ^ Rolf Jehke: District Stradaunen
  6. Gmina Ełk
  7. Walther Hubatsch : History of the Protestant Church in East Prussia , Volume 3 documents. Göttingen 1968, p. 494.