Place:Podlasie Region, Poland


NamePodlasie Region
Alt namesPodlasie
Podlachiasource: Wikipedia
Located inPoland

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Podlasie, or Podlachia (Padlyashsha) is a historical region in the eastern part of Poland. Between 1569 and 1795 it was a voivodeship with the capital in Drohiczyn. Now the part north of Bug River is included in the modern Podlaskie Voivodeship with the capital in Białystok.


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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 perhaps a part of the Medieval Slavic union of Red Cities. Temporarily it was a part of Polish Piast duchies in the 13th century. Until the 14th century the area was part of Ruthenian states, and was then annexed by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1569, after the Union of Lublin, Podlasie was ceded to the Kingdom of Poland. It has been forming the voivodeship called officially podlaskie (adjective of Podlasie) until the Third Partition of Poland in 1795.

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