Place:Białystok, Poland

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NameBiałystok
Alt namesBiałystok Voivodship
Bialystok Voivodshipsource: Wikipedia
Białystoksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeSecond Republic Voivodship, People's Republic Voivodship, Modern Voivodship
Coordinates53.0°N 23.25°E
Located inPoland     ( - 1998)
See alsoPodlaskie, Polandchild voivodship
Contained Places
County
Łomża
Inhabited place
Augustów
Białowieża
Białystok
Bielsk Podlaski
Boćki
Brańsk
Choroszcz
Ciechanowiec
Drohiczyn
Jedwabne
Kleszczele
Knyszyn
Kolno
Nowogród
Puńsk
Rajgród
Sejny
Siemiatycze
Sokółka
Supraśl
Suraż
Suwałki
Szczuczyn
Tykocin
Wasilków
Wizajny
Wysokie Mazowieckie
Zabłudów
Zambrów
Łomźa
Powiat
Grajewo
Unknown
Bakałarzewo
Balla Kościelna
Banie Mazurskie
Bargłów Kościelny
Berżniki
Białaszewo
Białawicze
Borzymy
Brzostowica Mała
Brzostowica Wielka
Burzyn
Chmielówka
Choroszewicze
Cichy
Ciecierówka
Cimochy
Cimoszki
Czarlona
Czerlona
Czostków
Czyżew
Czyżew-Osada
Czyżewo-Chrapki
Dereczynok
Dobrowola
Dojlidy
Domanowo
Doroszewicze
Dołubowo
Drozdowo
Druskieniki
Dubeninki
Dubicze
Dubno
Dumbel
Dzięciołowicze
Dąbrowa Wielka
Dąbrówka Kościelna
Ejsymonty
Ełk (Elk)
Ełk (diecezja)
Filipów
Golnie
Gołdap (Goldap)
Gołdap (powiat)
Grabnick
Grabowo (Goldap)
Grabowo (Kolno)
Granne
Grodno
Grodzisk
Grodzisko
Gudziewicze
Górne
Gąski
Głęboki Rów
Hornostajewicze
Hołny Majera
Hołny Wolmera
Hołowacze
Hołynka (Augustow)
Hołynka (Grodno)
Hoża
Hubinka
Huta
Indura
Iwaszkiewicze
Izabelin
Jabłonka Kościelna
Jabłonka Świerczewo
Jabłoń Kościelna
Jalówka
Jaminy
Janówka
Jatwiesk
Jeleniewo
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Jurowlany
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Kamionka Stara
Karolin
Ka̜ty
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Kobylin-Borzymy
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Kożany
Krasnogruda
Krasnopol
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Krynki
Kuków
Kulesze Kościelne
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Lisy
Massalany
Mały Płock
Miastkowo
Miczuly
Mielnik
Mieruniszki
Mieḑzyrzecz
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Mosty
Mścibów
Narew
Narewka Mała
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Nowy Dwór (Suwalki)
Nowy Dwór (Wolkowysk)
Odelsk
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Puchły
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Radziłów
Rogacze
Rosochate
Roś
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Rutki (Zambrow)
Rygałowka
Samojłowicze Dolne
Samojłowicze Górne
Sasiny
Sejwy
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Strabla
Straduny
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Surminy
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Telatycze
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Usnarz
Waniewo
Werstok
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Wigry
Winna Poświętna
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Wyszonki Kościelne
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Śniadowo
Świsłocz
Święcica Wiełka
Świętajno
Żabin
Żerczyce
Żydomla
Żytkiejmy
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Białystok Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from 1975 to 1998, when it was superseded by the Podlaskie Voivodeship. Its capital city was Białystok. It was formed in 1975 from part of the existing Białystok Voivodeship. The region was 10 055 km ², and its population in 1994, about 700 000 inhabitants. It was divided into 20 cities and 50 municipalities. It bordered with four Voivodeships: Suwałki, Łomża, Siedlce and Biała Podlaska and until 1991 with the Soviet Union ( Belorussian SSR ), and later with Belarus.

History

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Starting 1 June 1975, pursuant to a law proclaimed on 28 May 1975, the Białystok Voivodeship was formed from part of the existing Białystok Voivodeship. In addition the intermediate administrative level of powiats were eliminated, but the secondary administrative units of gminas were retained. The unstated reason for the 1975 reform was the desire of the Polish Central Committee to strengthen control over lower layers of the state apparatus. After Edward Gierek replaced Władysław Gomułka as first secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party, his clique maintained power by dividing the Politburo. Through administrative reorganization and the new territorial division, Gierek was able to nominate his supporters to provincial committees and break the hold of older elements of the party.

After the fall of the People's Republic of Poland, District Offices were established in the voivodeship under the Act of 22 March 1990 and the Regulation of the Minister - Head of the Office of the Council of Ministers on 1 August 1990. Within the limits of the district offices were several gmina. The offices did not constitute organs of self-government, but performed the tasks and powers of the voivodeship administration.

During 1991 and 1992 the large municipalities were restructured, significantly changing the division of powers between the voivodeship cities and the surrounding rural gminas.

In the Polish administrative reform of 1999 Poland introduced a further reform of local government administration, disestablishing the Białystok Voivodeship effective 31 December 1998 and establishing the Podlaskie Voivodeship.

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