Racławice Śląskie

Racławice Śląskie, formerly named Racławice Niemieckie[1] (German: Deutsch Rasselwitz) is a village located in the Opole Voivodeship (southern Poland), near the border with the Czech Republic. It belongs to the Prudnik County, in 2006 it was inhabited by 1600 people. Majority of inhabitants are descendants of Poles expelled after 1945 from the area of Berezhanskyi Raion (see: Kresy), who replaced the expelled Germans (see: Expulsions of Germans after World War II). Until recently, Racławice was a rail junction, with trains leaving in three directions - towards Nysa, Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Głubczyce. Currently, the line Racławice-Głubczyce is closed. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south-west of Głogówek, 14 km (9 mi) east of Prudnik, and 42 km (26 mi) south of the regional capital Opole.

Racławice Śląskie
Racławice Śląskie from a disused rail bridge
Racławice Śląskie from a disused rail bridge
Coat of arms of Racławice Śląskie
Coat of arms
Racławice Śląskie is located in Poland
Racławice Śląskie
Racławice Śląskie
Coordinates: 50°18′36″N 17°46′09″E / 50.31000°N 17.76917°E / 50.31000; 17.76917
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyPrudnik County
GminaGmina Głogówek
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,600
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+48 77
Car platesOPR

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Coordinates: 50°18′36″N 17°46′9″E / 50.31000°N 17.76917°E / 50.31000; 17.76917