Czeremcha, Podlaskie Voivodeship

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Czeremcha
Village
Czeremcha Roman Catholic church
Czeremcha Roman Catholic church
Czeremcha is located in Poland
Czeremcha
Czeremcha
Coordinates: 52°31′7″N 23°20′53″E / 52.51861°N 23.34806°E / 52.51861; 23.34806
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Hajnówka
Gmina Czeremcha
Population 3,774
Website http://www.czeremcha.com.pl

Czeremcha [t͡ʂɛˈrɛmxa] (Belarusian: Черемха, Cheremkha) is a village in Hajnówka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Czeremcha. It lies approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) south-west of Hajnówka and 68 km (42 mi) south of the regional capital Białystok.

The village has a population of 3,774. It is a rail junction, with connections going westwards to Siedlce, northwards to Bielsk Podlaski and eastwards to Hajnówka. At the start of WWII it was the site of an aerial bombardment described by journalist Mendel Moses. http://archive.jta.org/article/1939/11/09/2848459/saga-of-2-months-of-war-told-by-mozes-left-warsaw-under-hail-of-bombs-bullets

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Coordinates: 52°31′7″N 23°20′53″E / 52.51861°N 23.34806°E / 52.51861; 23.34806