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Suwalki





Suwalki stands as a town in northeastern Poland with 69,100 citizens. The river Czarna Hancza flows across the town.

It is not only the capital of the Suwalki County but also one of the most vital centers of commerce in the Podlachian Voivodeship. From the southwestern Lithuanian border, Suwalki is located about 30 km away.
One Lithuanian monetary unit region is sometimes called Suvalkija, andin English it is known as Sudovia.

Suwalki has been highly populated by local Yotvingian and Prussian tribes ever since the early Middle Ages. This village was founded by Camaldolese monks, who were granted the area in 1667. Afterwards the monastic order built its home base in Wigry, where a monastery and a cathedrals were built. Exploitation and maturation of the forests and brought enough settlers in Suwalki thus the production of wood, tar and iron ore and lumber was started.

The twin towns of Suwalki are Grande-Synthe, Waren, Marijampole, Voru and Alytus. The tourist attractive regions and places of Suwalki are:
  • Romantic century park of the 19th century
  • Town Hall
  • Kosciuszko street with classical architecture
  • St. Peter and Paul's Church
  • 19th century brewery of Waclaw Kunc
  • St. Alexander's Church
  • Municipal museum
  • Museum and monument to Maria Konopnicka
  • Gymnasium building
  • Cemetery complex at Bakalarzewska street
Suwalki is known for its classicist architecture, its wide streets and low houses, as low as two storey houses yet giving a spacious look. There are ancient churches, museums and green parks. Its location makes the town an excellent place for activities like jumping-off point for excursions to Lake Wigry, Suwalki Lake District and the Masuria Lakeland.

Suwalki's uniqueness lies basically in its natural scenes and surroundings along with rich historical value which is still preserved in every way.



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