Czyżew

Czyżew [ˈt͡ʂɨʐɛf] is a town in Wysokie Mazowieckie County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Czyżew. It lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of Wysokie Mazowieckie and 67 km (42 mi) south-west of the regional capital Białystok.

Czyżew
Town
Church of Saints Peter and Paul

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Czyżew
Czyżew
Coordinates: 52°47′45″N 22°19′45″E
Country Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
CountyWysokie Mazowieckie
GminaCzyżew
Population
  Total2,670

Czyżew previously held town rights from 1738 to 1870; it became a town again on 1 January 2011. The town was re-formed from three villages: Czyżew-Osada ("settlement"), Czyżew-Złote Jabłko ("golden apple") and Czyżew-Stacja ("station"). On the same date the district was renamed from Gmina Czyżew-Osada to Gmina Czyżew.

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