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This is Podlaskie

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Geographic
centre of Europe

Located
in north-eastern Poland

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On the borders
with Lithuania and Belarus

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Capital city: Białystok, 10th largest city in Poland

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Białystok
297 500 citizens

Lasy i puszcze

1/3 of the region
is covered by forests

Las
Żubry

There are 4 national parks: the Biebrza, Białowieża, Wigry and Narew National Parks. More protected area than in any other Polish region.

Suwalszczyzna

The Białowieża Forest is the only surviving primeval forest in Europe. Every third Polish elk lives in the Biebrza National Park.

Puszcza Białowieska

The Suwałki Landscape park, located in the northern part of the region, was the first to be established in Poland. It covers the area of post-glacial landforms and features Poland's deepest lake – Hańcza (106 m).

Biebrza

The European bison is a symbol of Podlaskie. Over a half of Poland's whole population of these animals live in the region.

Podlaskie is multicultural

Podlasie fot. Paweł Tadejko

Podlaskie is the most ethnically and culturally diverse of all Polish regions. Besides the Catholic majority, here lives the largest Orthodox population in Poland. Poland's oldest mosque is located in the village of Kruszyniany – home of a thriving community of Polish Tatars.

Podlaskie's customs, art, architecture and cuisine are full of vivid traces of the region's multicultural past. The vibrant Lithuanian and Belarusian minorities, as well as rich Jewish heritage, create the remarkable cultural wealth of the borderland.

Podlaskie okiennice
Podlaskie niebo
Numbers and facts:
About 1.2 million
Population
20 187 km2
Area
297 500
citizens live in Białystok
59 people per km2
Population density
210 km
From Białystok to Chopin Airport in Warsaw
podlaskie_outline3

This is Podlaskie

Mapa Europy

Geographic
centre of Europe

Located
in north-eastern Poland

Polska Podlasie Podlasie Podlasie

On the borders
with Lithuania and Belarus

LT BY Mapa Europy

Capital city: Białystok, 10th largest city in Poland

Białystok
297 500 citizens

Lasy i puszcze

1/3 of the region
is covered by forests

Las
Żubry Suwalszczyzna Puszcza Białowieska Biebrza

There are 4 national parks: the Biebrza, Białowieża, Wigry and Narew National Parks. More protected area than in any other Polish region.

The Białowieża Forest is the only surviving primeval forest in Europe. Every third Polish elk lives in the Biebrza National Park.

The Suwałki Landscape park, located in the northern part of the region, was the first to be established in Poland. It covers the area of post-glacial landforms and features Poland's deepest lake – Hańcza (106 m).

The European bison is a symbol of Podlaskie. Over a half of Poland's whole population of these animals live in the region.

Podlaskie is multicultural

Podlasie fot. Paweł Tadejko

Podlaskie is the most ethnically and culturally diverse of all Polish regions. Besides the Catholic majority, here lives the largest Orthodox population in Poland. Poland's oldest mosque is located in the village of Kruszyniany – home of a thriving community of Polish Tatars.

Podlaskie's customs, art, architecture and cuisine are full of vivid traces of the region's multicultural past. The vibrant Lithuanian and Belarusian minorities, as well as rich Jewish heritage, create the remarkable cultural wealth of the borderland.

Podlaskie okiennice
Podlaskie niebo
Numbers and facts:
About 1.2 million
Population
20 187 km2
Area
297 500
Citizens live in Białystok
59 people per km2
Population density
210 km
From Białystok to Chopin Airport in Warsaw
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