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Coat of arms of Suchowola
Coat of arms
Suchowola is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°34′36″N 23°6′6″E / 53.57667°N 23.10167°E / 53.57667; 23.10167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Sokółka
Gmina Suchowola
 • Total 25.95 km2 (10.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,243
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 16-150
Memory room of Jerzy Popiełuszko

Suchowola ([suxɔˈvɔla]; Lithuanian: Suchovola, Belarusian: Сухаволя Suchavolja) is a town in north-eastern Poland in Sokółka County, located on both banks of the Olszanka River. Its population is 2,500 (2002).

It is situated in the Podlaskie Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) (1975–1998). The town was founded in 16th century and in 1777 it was granted city rights. In 1775, royal astronomer Szymon Antoni Sobiekrajski published a report in which he stated that Suchowola is the exact geographic centre of Europe.

Due to serious losses in population during World War II, the rights were halted in 1950. On January 1, 1997, Suchowola became a town again. One of the famous people born in and around Suchowola was Jerzy Popiełuszko.

Many people still visit Suchowola today.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Suchowola at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°35′N 23°06′E / 53.583°N 23.100°E / 53.583; 23.100