Suchowola

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Suchowola
Coat of arms of Suchowola
Coat of arms
Suchowola is located in Poland
Suchowola
Suchowola
Coordinates: 53°34′36″N 23°6′6″E / 53.57667°N 23.10167°E / 53.57667; 23.10167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Sokółka
Gmina Suchowola
Area
 • Total 25.95 km2 (10.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,243
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 16-150
Website http://www.suchowola.com.pl
Memory room of Jerzy Popiełuszko

Suchowola [suxɔˈvɔla] is a town in north-eastern Poland in Sokółka county, located on both banks of the Olszanka River. Its population is 2,500 (2002).

It is situated in the Podlaskie Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) (1975–1998). The town was founded in 16th century and in 1777 it was granted with city rights. In 1775 royal astronomer Szymon Antoni Sobiekrajski published a report in which he stated that Suchowola is the exact geographic centre of Europe.

Due to serious losses in population during the World War II the rights were halted in 1950. On January 1, 1997, Suchowola became a town again. Among the famous people born in and around Suchowola was Jerzy Popiełuszko.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Suchowola at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°35′N 23°06′E / 53.583°N 23.100°E / 53.583; 23.100