Michałowo [mʲixaˈwɔvɔ] (Belarusian: Міхалова) is a town in Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Michałowo. It lies approximately 31 km (19 mi) east of the regional capital Białystok. From 1975 to 1998 it was part of Białystok Voivodeship.

Michałowo
Town
Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas
Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas
Coat of arms of Michałowo
Michałowo is located in Poland
Michałowo
Michałowo
Coordinates: 53°2′12″N 23°36′13″E / 53.03667°N 23.60361°E / 53.03667; 23.60361Coordinates: 53°2′12″N 23°36′13″E / 53.03667°N 23.60361°E / 53.03667; 23.60361
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
CountyBiałystok County
GminaMichałowo
Population
 • Total3,343
Postal code
16-050
Websitehttp://www.michalowo.ug.gov.pl/

The town has a population of 3,343.

Michałowo received its town rights on 1 January 2009.[1]

In November 2021, several NGOs came to Michałowo to provide humanitarian aid to migrants brought to the Belarusian border east of the town.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland Archived 2009-03-03 at the Wayback Machine (in Polish)
  2. ^ Hill, Jenny (2021-11-15). "Belarus crisis: The locals helping families in Poland's no-go area". BBC. Archived from the original on 2021-11-16. In the town of Michalowo [sic], several shipping containers are stacked with bottles of water, food, blankets, nappies. Iwo Los - who represents Grupa Granizca [sic], an umbrella organisation of NGOs - is meeting with other volunteers here. They respond to calls for help, either directly from people in the woods, or from locals living there who spotted them.

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