Paszkowszczyzna, Bielsk County

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52°40'59"N
023°16'00"E
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 Poland
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Paszkowszczyzna [paʂkɔfʂˈt͡ʂɨzna] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Orla, within Bielsk County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Orla, 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Bielsk Podlaski, and 49 km (30 mi) south of the regional capital Białystok. According to the 1921 census, the village was inhabited by 129 people, among whom 113 Orthodox, and 16 Mosaic. At the same time, 113 inhabitants declared Belarusian nationality, 16 Jewish . There were 48 residential buildings in the village.The village has a population of 150. It is in one of five Polish/Belarusian bilingual Gmina in Podlaskie Voivodeship regulated by the Act of 6 January 2005 on National and Ethnic Minorities and on the Regional Languages, which permits certain gminas with significant linguistic minorities to introduce a second, auxiliary language to be used in official contexts alongside Polish.
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