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Biebrza
Biebrza
(Lithuanian: Bebras, Belarusian: Bobra) is a river in north-eastern Poland, a tributary of the Narew
Narew
river (near Wizna), with a length of 155 kilometres (28th longest) and the basin area of 7,057 km2. (7,051 in Poland). Larger towns in the area:

Lipsk Sztabin Goniądz Osowiec-Twierdza Radzilow Wizna

The region is usually divided into lower, central and upper basin areas, each with its own different characteristics.

Contents

1 Tributaries 2 Natural environment 3 History 4 Cultural and linguistic environment 5 See also 6 External links

Tributaries[edit]

Right tributaries: Netta, Lega, Ełk, Wissa Left tributaries: Sidra, Brzozówka

Natural environment[edit] Today the river is best known for the vivid wildlife in the peatbogs and marshes in its flooding areas. History[edit] Historically, the borderland regions of Masovia and Lithuania, the area retains much of its cultural diversity today. Cultural and linguistic environment[edit] The basin of Biebrza
Biebrza
river is inhabited not only by hundreds of rare and endangered sorts of birds, but also by people representing diverse cultures, languages and religions. While most of the population of the region speaks standard Polish, some people in the upper river basin (municipalities of Lipsk, Dąbrowa Białostocka
Dąbrowa Białostocka
and partly Sztabin) speak a local dialect of Belarusian (called by them prosty jazyk - "the simple language"). The people there belong to the Orthodox or Roman Catholic church. On the north bank of the upper Biebrza
Biebrza
there are also a few villages where so called "old-believers" live, who speak an archaic dialect of Russian. Some of these communities preserved much of their traditional culture in spite of a long lasting communist government policies aimed at assimilation of non-Polish cultural and linguistic minorities. See also[edit]

Biebrza
Biebrza
National Park Augustów Canal Rivers of Poland

External links[edit]

Natural tourism (birdwatching) in Biebrza
Biebrza
National Park Radzilow
Radzilow
- Town running along the Biebrza

Coordinates: 53°13′02″N 22°25′52″E / 53.2171351053°N 22.4309921265°E / 53.2171351053; 22.4309921265

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Rivers of Poland
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by watershed

Vistula

Narew

Bug Wkra Biebrza

San

Wisłok

Dunajec

Poprad

Pilica Wieprz Brda Drwęca Wda Bzura Wisłoka Nida

Odra

Warta

Prosna Noteć Drawa

Nysa Łużycka Nysa Kłodzka Bóbr Obra

Vistula
Vistula
Lagoon

Pregolya

Łyna Angrapa

Pasłęka

Baltic Sea

Rega Parsęta Wieprza Słupia Łeba Reda

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