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Suwałki Through Time

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A photograph of the railway station in Suwalki in 1916.

A selection of images showing the town of Suwałki in the Podlaskie province of north-east Poland.

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A super old picture postcard of a river crossing in Suwalki between 1939 and 1945.

Some things you may not know about Suwalki:
- Suwalki is located close to the border with Lithuania, the Kaliningrad region Russia and Belarus.
- Suwałki is the second largest city in the province of Podlaskie.

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A late 1960s photograph of horse and carts and part of the Rynek (Market) area of Suwalki, Podlaskie, Poland.

- Suwałki is on of the coldest places in Poland! Temperatures can drop to around -24 Degrees Celsius in winter.
- A rather splendid statue of Pope John Paul II has stood in Jozef Pilsudski Square the since 2007.

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A colour photograph of shops in Suwałki, Podlaskie, north-east Poland, c.1974.

- Although most of the population of Suwalki are Roman Catholics and served by ten diferent Catholic churches, there are also several other churches and religions present. These include: a Seventh Day Adventist Church, two congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Lutheran Church, two Orthodox Churches, a Pentecostal Church, and a Buddhist centre.

Related content on Polish Poland; more old images of Suwalki prior to 1919.

Pre-Independence Suwałki

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An old picture postcard of the market square in Suwalki, c.1917.

Three old images showing Pre-Independence Suwałki, Poland.

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Troops in the center of Suwalki during the First World War. This postcard was mailed in 1916 to Berlin.

Three facts about Suwałki in Poland.

- Suwalki is a town in the far north-east of Poland with a population of around 69,000.
- Suwałki is located about 30 kilometres from the present-day Polish – Lithuanian border.
- Between 1939 Suwalki was called Sudauen and part of the German province of East Prussia.

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An old photographic postcard of a steam train and German soldiers at the railway station in Suwalki, c.1917.

See also: more old images of Suwalki, north-east Poland.