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> The Podlasie Region of Poland

Poland's northeasternmost province, it divides Poland from Lithuania and Belarus. Heavily wooded (Podlasie literally means The Land Close to the Forest), it contains the Bialowierza Forest and National Park, the sole habitat of the European bison. The southeastern area of the province has a significant Belarusian population. Tartars settled in the region in the 17th century, giving the area a Muslim touch. Before WWII it also was one of the areas with the highest Jewish population. It is one of the areas of Poland with the lowest density of population.

For notes on other regions check out Annotated Listing of Poland's Regions

Mapservers Maps Descriptive Information National Parks Rivers Lakes Bialystok: Provincial Capital - 350,000 inhabitants

map of Podlasie

Othere Towns: Byzantine-Slavonic Catholic Church Judaica The Orthodox Church Tartars/Muslims Ukrainians

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