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Augustow


Augustow (is a city in north-eastern Poland with 30,802 inhabitants (2011). It lies on the Netta River and the Augustow Canal. It is situated in the Podlaskie Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been in Suwalki Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the seat of Augustow County and of Gmina Augustow.

In 1970, Augustow became officially recognized as a health and relaxation resort. In 1973, surrounding settlements were named a part of it, forming a popular resort town.

The town, although small, has many attractions for the visitors. The Oficerski Yacht Club Hotel, built in the 1930s, is an army yacht club that has been restored and converted into a resort. It is located on the edge of one of many lakes in the region. Pope John Paul II has a memorial chair from the first and last time he visited the town right outside the club. Boat tours are also popular and the old town square still has its original cobblestone streets.

Every year hundreds of bikers come to Augustowskie Motonoce bikers festival. Official event Facebook page: Augustowskie Motonoce. Bands that over years participated in celebration include Bright Ophidia, AGE, ZZ Top Czech Revival Band, AC/DC Show Ukraina, Kraków Street Band, etc.



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