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Płońsk

Płońsk
St Michael's Church
St Michael's Church
Flag of Płońsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Płońsk
Coat of arms
Płońsk is located in Poland
Płońsk
Coordinates:
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Płońsk County
Gmina Płońsk (urban gmina)
Established 11th century
Town rights 1400
Government
 • Mayor Andrzej Józef Pietrasik
Area
 • Total 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (2010-06-30)
 • Total 22,500
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09-100
Area code(s) +48 023
Car plates WPN
Website http://www.plonsk.pl

Płońsk (Yiddish: פּלאָנסק [Plonsk]‎) is a town in north-central Poland with 22,500 inhabitants (2010).[1]

It is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999) at the river Płonka; previously, in was in Ciechanów Voivodeship (1975–98). It is home to a yearly open theatre festival (held in the summer).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Monuments 2
  • Sport 3
  • Famous people 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

History

Płońsk gained city rights from the prince Siemowit IV of Masovia some time between 1399 and 1412.

Monuments

The church and the old monastery of Calced Carmelites were founded before 1417 by the prince Siemowit IV of Masovia and his wife Aleksandra, Jogaila's sister.

Sport

The Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego one-day cycling race is based in Płońsk. The race takes place annually on May 1.

Famous people

Notes

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure by territorial division. As of June 30, 2010" (PDF). Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 

External links

  • Interactive map of Płońsk
  • Płońsk official website
  • Independent forum of Płońsk citizens
  • Jewish Community in Płońsk on Virtual Shtetl
  • The Story of the Jewish Community of Plonsk - an online exhibition in Yad Vashem website


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