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19th century dwór in Mszczonów
19th century dwór in Mszczonów
Coat of arms of Mszczonów
Coat of arms
Mszczonów is located in Poland
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Żyrardów
Gmina Mszczonów
Town rights 1377
 • Mayor Józef Grzegorz Kurek
 • Total 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,231
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96-320
Area code(s) +48 46
Car plates WZY

Mszczonów (Yiddish: אַמשינאָוו Amshinov) is a town in Żyrardów County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland, with 6,310 inhabitants (2004).

The town had a Jewish community, and it was once the center of the Hasidic Amshinov dynasty (Mszczonów being pronounced as "Amshinov" in Yiddish.)

External links

  • Jewish Community in Mszczonów on Virtual Shtetl

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