name = Terespol
image_shield = Terespol herb.svg
pushpin_label_position = bottom
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Lublin
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Biała Podlaska
subdivision_name3 = Terespol (urban gmina)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jacek Danieluk
area_total_km2 = 10.11
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 5969
population_density_km2 = auto
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 52 | latm = 5 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 23 | longm = 34 | longs = | longEW = E
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 21-550
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = LBI
website = http://www.terespol-m.netbip.pl/ Terespol [IPA-pl|t|e|'|r|e|s|p|o|l] is a town in eastern
Polandon the border with Belarus. It lies on the border river Bug, directly opposite the city of Brest, Belarus. It has 6002 inhabitants (2004).
It is situated in
Biała Podlaska Countyin Lublin Voivodeship(since 1999, before it belonged to Biała Podlaska Voivodeshipbetween 1975and 1998).
The town is a busy border crossing between Poland and Belarus on theroute
Berlin- Warsaw- Minsk- Moscow. Around it one can find some of the old fortifications that were once part of the Brest Fortress.
Terespol features in a
novelby the Yiddish Nobel Prize-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, " The Family Moskat" (1950), in which the young protagonist, Asa Heshel Bennet, comes to Warsawfrom his hometown of Terespol Minor to study. It is characterized as a typical backwater, Eastern European small town.
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