What does podlasie mean in Polish?

There are two opinions regarding the origin of the region’s name. People often derive it from the Slavic les or las, meaning “forest”, i.e., it is an area “by the wood(s)” or an “area of forests”, which would bring Podlasie close in meaning to adjacent Polesia.

What country is Podlaskie?

Podlaskie province lies in north-eastern Poland, bordering on Belarus in the east, Lithuania in the north-east, and sharing a border with three Polish provinces: Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Mazowieckie and Lubelskie. The province capital is Białystok. Podlaskie province covers an area of almost 20,200 sq. km.

Where was the historical region of Podlasie located?

The historic region of Podlasie (Podlasia) was located in the basin of the Narew and Bug rivers.

Where is the capital of Podlasie in Poland?

Podlachia or Podlasie, ( Polish: Podlasie, Belarusian: Падляшша Padliašša, Lithuanian: Palenkė) is a historical region in the eastern part of Poland. Between 1513 and 1795 it was a voivodeship with the capital in Drohiczyn. Now the part north of the Bug River is included in the modern Podlaskie Voivodeship with the capital in Białystok .

Where is the Podlaskie region located in Poland?

The Podlaskie Region is located in the north-eastern part of our country and borders with Lithuania and Belarus. It has always been an area where you can find a mosaic of Poles, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Tatars and Jews, each one enriching the culture of the region with its own traditions, history and religion.

What kind of people live in Podlaskie province?

More than six-tenths of the population lives in cities, and the largest urban centres are Białystok, Suwałki, Łomża, and Augustów. The province is ethnically diverse, with concentrations of Belarusians and Lithuanians, as well as small communities of Tatars, Ukrainians, and Russians.