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Ciechanów

Voivodship (Województwo ciechanowskie), 1975-99, in east central Poland, named after its capital, which is north of Warsaw. Continue reading

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Białystok

BIAŁYSTOK   Former voivodship (Województwo białostockie) in northeastern Poland, named after its capital (Belostok or Byelostok in Russian). The city was founded in 1320 with the extension of Lithuania into the Podlasia region.  In the final partition of Poland in 1795 … Continue reading

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Allenstein

ALLENSTEIN Town in the Bishopric of Ermeland, which became part of Poland in 1466 and of Prussia in 1772.   In 1920 it was the principal town in the plebiscite area in southern East Prussia, set up by the Treaty of … Continue reading

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