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Understanding Polish Mailing Addresses

Burn Em Up 1 | 1
16 Jan 2013 #1

I am a native-born American of Polish heritage. I never learned to speak Polish, because as a child, my parents and my maternal/paternal grandparents always used the Polish language to talk about things when they didn't want me to be able to understand what they were talking about.

I will be visiting Europe for the first time in June of 2013... specifically in the Lviv Ukraine area. I have an approximately ten-year-old mailing address of a cousin and I an hoping to find it's location in Poland. The address is as follows:

Barbara Bieda
3 MAJA 44/8
Oesnica Slaska 56400

Can anyone explain or tell me the location of this cousins' address for me? Thank You for your time... Bernard Pokorski
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
16 Jan 2013 #2
Barbara Bieda 3 MAJA street name 44 apartment block number /8 apartment number Oesnica Slaska town/city 56400 post/zip code Poland country

InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
16 Jan 2013 #3
Can anyone explain or tell me the location of this cousins' address for me?

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The 3 Maja is the name of the street or boulevard

44 is the building number in that street

8 is the apartment number

The remaining line is the town and zip/post code
OP Burn Em Up 1 | 1
16 Jan 2013 #4
Thank you both so much for that information.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Jan 2013 #5
You're more than welcome, apologies that the other URL was incorrect and this should now work,+Ole%C5%9Bnica,+Poland&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x470fe2e3e15b71b5:0xa2b47546c19dd3e5,3+Maja+44,+Ole%C5%9Bnica,+Poland&ei=fjf3UI_MCMTFswbgsID4Cw&ved=0CDUQ8gEwAA
Ziemowit 13 | 4,218
17 Jan 2013 #6
Oesnica Slaska 56400

It should be:
56-400 Oleśnica Śląska
8 Aug 2020 #7
I have an old Polish address from the mid-1970's. Could someone please help me understand what it means? The return address has the person's name on top, Then it says,

00-910, Warszawa 72.
6L. 18, m. 17
I would like to also know the coordinates of this location so I can see it on Google maps. Thank you!!
kaprys 3 | 2,496
8 Aug 2020 #8
00-910 is the postcode

The second line should be like:
ul. (Name of the street) 18 m.17

Ul=ulica -street

What seems to be missing is the name of the street. 18 is probably the house number and 17 is the flat number.
pawian 176 | 14,294
8 Aug 2020 #9
I would like to also know the coordinates of this location so I can see it on Google maps. Thank you!!

Location is eastern Warsaw, district Rembertów, No 72 refers to the post office in Ulica Czerwonych Beretów.
9 Aug 2020 #10
Thank you so much kaprys and pawian for your suggestions. I would love to find an old friend, but I can't seem to locate him through Facebook or a Google search. are there any Polish search engines to locate people?
jon357 63 | 15,526
9 Aug 2020 #11
The local Polish version of facebook is called Nasza Klasa. You could try there.
10 Aug 2020 #12
Thank you, Jon357. I tried it, but unfortunately had no hits. I did post "looking for a friend" in the Forum section. Maybe I'll get lucky!
21 Dec 2020 #13
I have a street address in Poland that has the numbers, then Otfinow.Na 153, then woj Matopolska. I'm not sure if it is Na or No after Otfinow. Can you help?
Looker - | 1,068
21 Dec 2020 #14
Make a photo of this address and paste here if you're unsure - we'll try to decipher it, but my guess is:


It may be Orfinów -

woj Matopolska

Małopolska (or just Malopolska) is enough -

Na 153

Probably nr 153 (the abbreviation for the 'Number' word)
22 Dec 2020 #15
Otfinow is clearly written so I think that is correct. I think you are correct with "Nr". I couldn't decipher that clearly but, now that I look at it again, it does appear to be "Nr". This has been a great help! Thank you for your quick response!

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