Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

 

Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

 

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Orla - guidebook

Orla - guidebook

Bel. Вуорля, Ukr. Орля, Yid. אולע

Once a week, peasants from nearby villages would come to the fair in order to sell and buy goods in little stalls at the market in Orla.

Sylvia K. Kaspin, Memories of Things from the Past, 1986.

 

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Orla - Cultural Heritage Card

Orla - Cultural Heritage Card

Once a town, today a village, it is the seat of a gmina in bielski powiat, in Podlaskie voivodeship. Orla, situated on Wysoczyzna Bielska, is located a fair distance away from the more important routes – 5 kilometres to the South there is road 689 from Bielsk Podlaski to Hajnówka, 6 km to the South–West road 692 Bielsk Podlaski–Kleszczele, 2 km to the North an inactive since the 1990s railroad Lewki–Hajnówka (PKP station Orlanka). The larger towns in the area are: Bielsk Podlaski – 12 km North–West, and Hajnówka – 21 km West. The voivodeship's capital – Białystok – is located around 57 km to the North. From the West and South–West, Orla is surrounded by river Orlanka (a tributary river for Narew).

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