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This article is about city in Poland. For other uses, see Supraśl (river).
Supraśl Lavra
Flag of Supraśl
Coat of arms of Supraśl
Coat of arms
Supraśl is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Białystok
Gmina Supraśl
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,578
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code 16-030

Supraśl [ˈsupraɕl] is a town and former episcopal see in north-eastern Poland.

Supraśl is in Podlaskie Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) (1975–1998), and is in Białystok County, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) northeast of Białystok. It is the seat of the Gmina of Supraśl. Its population is 4,526 (2004).

Ecclesiastical History[edit]

Suffragan Eparch (Bishops) of Supraśl of the Ruthenians
  • Teodozy Wisłocki, Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (O.S.B.M.) (1797 – death 1801.05.18)
  • Mikołaj Duchnowski (1803.05.16 – death 1805.06.25)
  • Father Leon Ludwik Jaworowski (1807 – 1809 not possessed).

Supraśl is also a titular bishopric of the Polish Orthodox Church.

Culture and heritage[edit]

It is the home of the Supraśl Lavra, one of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries for men in Poland. The Codex of Supraśl, the oldest Slavic literary work in Poland and one of the oldest of its kind in the world, is named after the Supraśl Lavra. Since September 2007 it has been on Unesco's Memory of the World list.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Supraśl is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Supraśl Information". DB Retrieved 2014-10-27. 

Sources and external links[edit]