Filipów, Podlaskie Voivodeship

Filipów [fiˈlipuf] (Lithuanian: Pilypavas), is a village in Suwałki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Filipów. It lies approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) north-west of Suwałki and 124 km (77 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok. In 2006 the village has a population of 1,814.

Filipów
Village
Filipów
Filipów
Coordinates: 54°10′50″N 22°37′15″E
Country Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie Voivodeship
CountySuwałki County
GminaFilipów
Population
1,814

Formerly a town, Filipów had a city rights from 1570 to 1870, when, as many other former towns in Poland, it lost this status after the January Uprising.

It was a site of Battle of Filipów in 1656.

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