Bialystok (Polish: Białystok) is the tenth-largest city in Poland located in the northeastern part of the country on the banks of the Biala River in the wooded Podlasie Province, known collectively as the Green Lungs of Poland.
Interesting facts about Bialystok:
- The English translation of the name is “white slope”.
- Archaeological excavations indicate that the appearance of the first settlements on the territory of modern Bialystok belongs to the Stone Age.
- In 1692, it was granted city rights by King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, John III Sobieski (1629–1696).
- Around 32% of the city is occupied by parks, squares, and forest preserves which creates a unique and healthy climate.
- There are several hundred historic buildings in the city, around 150 of which have been registered on a register of historic monuments of Polish, Jewish, Orthodox, and Muslim cultures.
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Official website: Strona Główna Białegostoku