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Czech Republic to hand over land to Poland

Czech Republic: Due to a mapping mistake made more than 50 years ago, the Czech Republic has to hand over to Poland 365 hectares of land situated in the Western Sudety mountains. Czech Republic wants to amend the errors by turning over a part of the Liberec region, lying in-between Polish localities Swieradow-Zdroj and Bogatynia. But, this is being protested by regional authorities, according to Czech public radio.

The problem with border demarcation concerns most of the borderland regions of the Czech Republic. The errors were caused by mistakes by surveyors and “border debt” issue in 1958, when the final demarcations were being carried out.

At that time, Czechoslovakia received 1205.9 hectares from Poland and Poland received 837.46 hectares. The difference has not been settled to date. A special Polish-Czech Standing Commission was established in 1992 at the Interior Ministry in Warsaw to resolve the problem.

Source: www.thenews.pl