Place:Podlasie Region, Poland


NamePodlasie Region
Alt namesPodlasie
Podlachiasource: Wikipedia
Located inPoland

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Podlasie,Podlachia or Podlesia (Padlyashsha) is a historical region in the eastern part of Poland and western Belarus. It is located between the Biebrza River in the north and its natural continuation to the south — the Polesie area. At present Podlasie is used primarily in reference to the Polish part of the region, which is traditionally divided between the northern (north of Bug River) and southern Podlasie. The northern part of Podlasie is included in the modern Podlaskie Voivodeship, the southern part is included in the modern Masovian Voivodeship.


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Throughout its early history, Podlasie was inhabited by various tribes of different ethnic roots. In the 9th and 10th centuries, the area was likely inhabited by Lechitic tribes in the south, Baltic (Yotvingian) tribes in the north, and Ruthenian tribes in the east. Between the 10th and 13th centuries, the area was part of the Ruthenian principalities. The area became a part of the Medieval Slavic cities union of Cherven cities. Until the 14th century the area was part of pro-Kyivan Ruthenian states, and was later annexed by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1569, after the Union of Lublin, the western part of Podlasie was ceded to the Kingdom of Poland. The very eastern portion of Podlasie belonged to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania until the Third Partition of Poland in 1795.

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