Kuźnica, Podlaskie Voivodeship

Coordinates: 53°30′35″N 23°38′37″E / 53.50972°N 23.64361°E / 53.50972; 23.64361
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Kuźnica
Village
Church of the Divine Providence
Church of the Divine Providence
Kuźnica is located in Poland
Kuźnica
Kuźnica
Coordinates: 53°30′35″N 23°38′37″E / 53.50972°N 23.64361°E / 53.50972; 23.64361
Country Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
CountySokółka
GminaKuźnica
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,717
Old passport stamp from Kuźnica

Kuźnica (Polish: [kuʑˈɲit͡sa]; formerly Kuźnica Białostocka, Belarusian: Кузніца) is a village in Sokółka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Kuźnica. It lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) north-east of Sokółka and 54 km (34 mi) north-east of the regional capital Białystok.

In 2019, the village had a population of 1,717.

Transport[edit]

The village stands at the northeastern end of the Expressway S19. A major border crossing into Belarus is located near the village. The new checkpoint was funded by the European Union to be upgraded to EU standards as this became a Schengen external border entry point when Poland became part of the Schengen Area on 21 December 2007. The Belarus side of the crossing is called Bruzgi.

A station on the Rail Line 6 is situated to the north of the village. There is a passenger service to Białystok, but not anymore to Belarus (Bruzgi), although cross-border rail tracks exist. Both highway and railway going into Belarus connect Kuźnica with Grodno 25 km away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.