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A city of northeast Poland near the border of Belarus. About half the city's population was killed by Nazi occupation forces (1941-1944). Today it is an industrial and transportation center.
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(Placename) a city in E Poland: belonged to Prussia (1795–1807) and to Russia (1807–1919). Pop: 315 000 (2005 est). Russian name: Belostok
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Bia•ły•stok(ˈbyɑ lɪˌstɔk, -wɪ-)
a city in E Poland. 268,000.Russian, Belostok, Byelostok.
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