Sokółka

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Sokółka
Flag of Sokółka
Flag
Coat of arms of Sokółka
Coat of arms
Sokółka is located in Poland
Sokółka
Sokółka
Coordinates: 53°24′N 23°30′E / 53.400°N 23.500°E / 53.400; 23.500Coordinates: 53°24′N 23°30′E / 53.400°N 23.500°E / 53.400; 23.500
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Sokółka County
Gmina Gmina Sokółka
Area
 • Total 18.61 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 18 974
Postal code 16-100
Website http://www.sokolka.pl

Sokółka [sɔˈkuu̯ka] is a town in Podlaskie Voivodeship in northeastern Poland. It is a rail junction, located on the international Warsaw - Białystok - Grodno line, with additional connection which goes to Suwałki and the Lithuanian border. The area has a Tatar minority.

The town was previously in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998), from 1975 to 1998.

History[edit]

Museum of Sokolka Land

King Sigismund III Vasa confirmed the status of the town in 1609.[1]

Notable people from Sokółka[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sokółka is twinned with:

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