Przerośl

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Przerośl
Village
Catholic church in Przerośl
Catholic church in Przerośl
Przerośl is located in Poland
Przerośl
Przerośl
Coordinates: 54°15′7″N 22°39′22″E / 54.25194°N 22.65611°E / 54.25194; 22.65611
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Suwałki County
Gmina Przerośl
Population 3,300

Przerośl pronounced [ˈpʂɛrɔɕl] is a village in Suwałki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative unit) called Gmina Przerośl. It lies approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-west of Suwałki and 131 km (81 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok.

The village has a population of 3,300.

History[edit]

Monument commemorating the 400th anniversary of the town's founding

Settled in 1570, Przerośl received town privileges in 1576 from Stephen Báthory elected king of Poland in the same year, but lost them 1870 due to migration. Even though its population has decreased and administratively it is now only a village, its past is reflected in the urban pattern of its street layout, with a prominent town square. For much of its history the town had a significant Jewish community, which perished during the Holocaust in occupied Poland, and was not re-established afterwards.[2]

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Coordinates: 54°15′7″N 22°39′22″E / 54.25194°N 22.65611°E / 54.25194; 22.65611