Facts About Białystok
The English translation of Białystok is “white slope”.
In 1745, Poland’s first military college, the School of Civil and Military Engineering, was established in the city.
The city is the site of the Divine Mercy Sanctuary with the main relics of Michał Sopoćko.
The city of Białystok is divided into 28 administrative units, known in Polish as osiedla.
Archaeological discoveries show that the first settlements in the area of present-day Białystok occurred during the Stone Age. Tombs of ancient settlers can be found in the district of Dojlidy.
Białystok is the largest city in northeastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship.
Białystok is the tenth-largest city in Poland, second in terms of population density, and thirteenth in area.
Białystok is located in the Białystok Uplands of the Podlaskie Plain on the banks of the Biała River.
The population of Białystok is 293,407.
Around 32% of the city is occupied by parks, squares and forest preserves which creates a unique and healthy climate.
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