Suchowola ; Lithuanian: Suchovola, Belarusian: Сухаволя Suchavolja is a town in north-eastern Poland in Sokółka County, located on both banks of the Olszanka River Its population is 2,500 2002

It is situated in the Podlaskie Voivodeship since 1999, having previously been in Białystok Voivodeship 1975-1998 1975–1998 The town was founded in 16th century and in 1777 it was granted city rights In 1775, royal astronomer Szymon Antoni Sobiekrajski published a report in which he stated that Suchowola is the exact geographic centre of Europe

Due to serious losses in population during World War II, the rights were halted in 1950 On January 1, 1997, Suchowola became a town again One of the famous people born in and around Suchowola was Jerzy Popiełuszko

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Coordinates: 53°35′N 23°06′E / 53583°N 23100°E / 53583; 23100

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