History of Podlaskie Voivodeship

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Throughout its early history, the area comprising the current day Podlaskie Voivodeship was inhabited by various tribes of different ethnic roots. In the 9th and 10th centuries, the area was likely inhabited by Lechitic tribes in the south, Baltic (Yotvingian) tribes in the north, and Ruthenian tribes in the east. Between the 10th and 13th centuries, the area was part of the Ruthenian principalities. The area became a part of the Medieval Slavic cities union of Cherven cities. Until the 14th century the area was part of pro-Kyivan Ruthenian states, and was later annexed by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1569, after the Union of Lublin, the western part of Podlaskie was ceded to the Kingdom of Poland.[1][2]

The following is a partial list of political subdivisions in which part or all of current day Podlaskie Voivodeship was wholly or partially contained within:

Years Historical Political Unit Area of present Voivodeship
East/South
Areas
West
Areas
North
Areas
1998
1989
Third Polish Republic Białystok Voivodeship Łomża Voivodeship Suwałki Voivodeship
1989
1975
People's Republic of Poland Białystok Voivodeship Łomża Voivodeship Suwałki Voivodeship
1975
1952
Białystok Voivodeship
1952
1945
Republic of Poland Białystok Voivodeship
1945
1944
Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic Belastok Voblast
Republic of Poland Provisional Committees
1944
1941
Nazi Germany Bezirk Bialystok East Prussia
1941
1939
Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic Belastok Voblast
Nazi Germany East Prussia
1939
1938
Second Polish Republic Białystok Voivodeship Warsaw Voivodeship Białystok Voivodeship
1938
1918
Białystok Voivodeship
1918
1915
German Empire Bialystok-Grodno District Lithuania District
Kingdom of Poland TBD
Russian Empire
Kingdom of Poland (Congress Poland)

Kingdom of Prussia

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Kingdom of Poland
Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia
Kievan Rus

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