10 Interesting Facts About Białystok

Białystok Facts


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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