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Augustow Canal, Augustow
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The Augustów Canal is a cross-border canal built in the 19th century in the present-day Podlaskie Voivodeship of northeastern Poland and the Grodno Region of north-western Belarus (then the Augustów Voivodeship of the Kingdom of Poland). From the time it was first built, the canal was described by experts as a technological marvel, with numerous sluices contributing to its aesthetic appeal.It was the first summit level canal in Central Europe to provide a direct link between the two major rivers, Vistula River through the Biebrza River – a tributary of the Narew River, and the Neman River through its tributary – the Czarna Hancza River, and it provided a link with the Black Sea to the south through the Oginski Canal, Daugava River, Berezina Canal and Dnieper River. It uses a post-glacial channel depression, forming the chain of Augustów lakes, and the river valleys of the Biebrza, the Netta, the Czarna Hancza and the Neman, which made it possible to perfectly integrate the Canal with the surrounding elements of the natural environment.
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  • I had just arrived to Poland, and stopped to get some cash. What a good surprise: a small village with some beautiful canals. There are cruises every day. 
  • A strange place with great chaos, how not to the Museum. Exhibits scattered-how you can call it the Augustów Canal Museum-old to be refurbished.
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  • With a little good will and desire, you can know a lot about California and the surrounding area of the same. A few Lakes near, wide encouragement for lovers of water and forests. Beautiful city with even more beautiful. I go there for years. Each stay, new knowledge and new findings. Ewa
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