Belarus–Poland border

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Borders of Poland, with the Polish-Belarusian border marked in orange
Belorussian Border Guards patrolling the border fence

The Belarusian-Polish border is the state border between the Republic of Poland (EU member) and the Republic of Belarus (Union State) It has a total length of 398.6 km (247.7 mi),[1] 418 km (260 mi)[2] or 416 km (258 mi)[3] (sources vary). It starts from the triple junction of the borders with Lithuania in the north and stretches to the triple junction borders with Ukraine to the south. It is also part of the EU border with Belarus.

History[edit]

After the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, the area of West Belarus was annexed into the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. Five new Voblasts were created: Baranavichy, Belostok, Brest, Pinsk, and Vialejka. In accordance with the Border Agreement between Poland and the USSR of 16 August 1945, 17 districts of Belastok Voblast of the BSSR including the city of Białystok and 3 districts of Brest Voblast, where a significant number of Poles lived, were transferred to Poland.

In 1946, during the refinement of the state border between the USSR and Poland, the villages of Klimówka, Minkowce, Nomiki, Taki, Tołcze, Szymaki of the Hrodna District and the villages of Todorkowce and Chworosciany of the Sapotskin district were transferred to the Polish People's Republic. Thereafter, and until now, the border between Poland and Belarus has never changed.

Border rivers (from north to south) are Czarna Hańcza, Wolkuszanka, Swislocz, Narew, and Western Bug.

Border crossings[edit]

Title Type of transition
1 Brest - Terespol Train
2 Hrodna - Kuźnica Białostocka Train
3 Wysokie Litewskie - Czeremcha Train
4 Swislocz - Siemianówka Train
5 Berestovica - Bobrovniki road
6 Brest - Terespol road
7 Bruzgi - Kuźnica Białostocka road
8 Damachava - Sławatycze road
9 Kazlovichy - Kukuryki road
10 Peschatka - Połowce road
11 Haurylin - Meykshany simplified crossing points
12 Liasnaia - Rudavka simplified crossing points
13 Perarou - Białowieża simplified crossing points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Государственный пограничный комитет Республики Беларусь". Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  2. ^ "WARUNKI NATURALNE I OCHRONA ŚRODOWISKA (ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)". MAŁY ROCZNIK STATYSTYCZNY POLSKI 2013 (CONCISE STATISTICAL YEARBOOK OF POLAND 2013) (in Polish and English). GŁÓWNY URZĄD STATYSTYCZNY. 2013. p. 26. ISSN 1640-3630.
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Polish) Informacje o Polsce - informacje ogólne Archived 2009-06-25 at the Wayback Machine. Page gives Polish PWN Encyklopedia as reference.

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