Kleszczele

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Kleszczele
Orthodox church
Orthodox church
Coat of arms of Kleszczele
Coat of arms
Kleszczele is located in Poland
Kleszczele
Kleszczele
Coordinates: 52°34′36″N 23°19′17″E / 52.57667°N 23.32139°E / 52.57667; 23.32139
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Hajnówka
Gmina Kleszczele
Area
 • Total 46.71 km2 (18.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,432
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Website http://www.kleszczele.fr.pl

Kleszczele [klɛʂˈt͡ʂɛlɛ] (Ukrainian: Кліщелі, Klishcheli) is a town in Hajnówka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, north-eastern Poland. Prior to 1999, it was in Białystok Voivodeship (1975–1998).

The Yiddish playwright Peretz Hirschbein was born in Kleszczele in 1881.

Coordinates: 52°35′N 23°19′E / 52.583°N 23.317°E / 52.583; 23.317