Ostrów Mazowiecka

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Ostrów Mazowiecka
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Ostrów Mazowiecka
Flag
Coat of arms of Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coat of arms
Ostrów Mazowiecka is located in Poland
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyOstrów Mazowiecka County
GminaOstrów Mazowiecka (urban gmina)
Established15th century
Town rights1434
Government
 • MayorJerzy Bauer
Area
 • Total22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2013[1])
 • Total22,796
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07-300, 07-302
Area code(s)+48 029
Car platesWOR
Websitehttp://www.ostrowmaz.pl

Ostrów Mazowiecka [ˈɔstruf mazɔˈvʲɛt͡ska] (About this soundlisten) is a town in northeastern Poland with 23,486 inhabitants (2004). Situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the capital of Ostrów Mazowiecka County.

History[edit]

According to the 1897 census, 5,660 inhabitants out of 10,471 were Jews.[2] On 9 November 1939, one of the German soldiers set fire to the buildings on 3-ego Maja Street. The German authorities accused the Jews of starting the fire. On 11 November (though according to other sources, on 10 November) 500–800 Jews were killed[3] Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Ostrów Mazowiecka is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographic Yearbook of Poland 2014 Archived 2016-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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