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Terespol [tɛˈrɛspɔl] (Ukrainian: Тереспіль Terespil) is a town in eastern Poland on the border with Belarus. It lies on the border river Bug, directly opposite the city of Brest, Belarus. It has 6,002 inhabitants (2004).
It is situated in Biała Podlaska County in Lublin Voivodeship (since 1999, before it belonged to Biała Podlaska Voivodeship between 1975 and 1998).
The town is a busy border crossing between Poland and Belarus on the European route E30 which links Berlin-Warsaw-Minsk-Moscow. Another crossing into Brest is located at Kukuryki northwest of Terespol.
There's also a local train between Brest, Belarus and Terespol. It comes 3 times a day. The trip takes 18 minutes and is a very comfortable way of crossing border between Belarus and Poland.
Around it one can find some of the old fortifications that were once part of the Brest Fortress.
Terespol features in a novel by the Yiddish Nobel Prize-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Family Moskat (1950), in which the young protagonist, Asa Heshel Bennet, comes to Warsaw from his hometown of Terespol Minor to study.
Twin towns - Sister cities
Terespol is twinned with:
Old communist-era passport exit stamp from Terespol into Brest.
Media related to Terespol at Wikimedia Commons
Coordinates: 52°04′N 23°36′E / 52.067°N 23.600°E