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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a town in southeastern Poland, in Bialystok province, on the Augustów Canal. Population in 1967, 18,400. There are flour-milling, sawmilling, shoemaking, and sewing industries. Augustów Forest is to the east of the town.
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