Jaktorów

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Jaktorów
Village
Monument to the last aurochs
Monument to the last aurochs
Coat of arms of Jaktorów
Coat of arms
Jaktorów is located in Poland
Jaktorów
Jaktorów
Coordinates: 52°5′N 20°31′E / 52.083°N 20.517°E / 52.083; 20.517
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Gmina Jaktorów
Population 910

Jaktorów [jakˈtɔruf] is a village in Grodzisk Mazowiecki County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Jaktorów.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Grodzisk Mazowiecki and 37 km (23 mi) south-west of Warsaw.

The village has a population of 910.

The last recorded live aurochs (or urus (Bos primigenius), polish tur - the ancestor of domestic cattle, was a type of huge wild cattle which inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa), a female, died in 1627 in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland. The skull was later stolen by the Swedish Army during the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655–1660) and is now the property of Livrustkammaren in Stockholm.

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Coordinates: 52°5′N 20°31′E / 52.083°N 20.517°E / 52.083; 20.517