Koluszki

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Koluszki
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Koluszki
Coat of arms
Koluszki is located in Poland
Koluszki
Koluszki
Coordinates: 51°45′N 19°48′E / 51.750°N 19.800°E / 51.750; 19.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Łódź East
Gmina Koluszki
Government
 • Burmistrz Waldemar Chałat
Area
 • Total 9.41 km2 (3.63 sq mi)
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,407
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95-040
Car plates ELW
Website http://www.koluszki.pl

Koluszki [kɔˈluʂkʲi] is a town, and a major railway junction, in Central Poland, in Łódź Voivodeship, about 20 km east of Łódź. Population: 13,331 (2004). The junction in Koluszki serves trains that go from Warsaw to Łódź, Wrocław, Częstochowa and Katowice. Also, it is connected with Radom and Lublin by an eastbound line.

History[edit]

The town is first mentioned in 1399. During the 14th and 15th century, it prospered along the trade route between Danzig and Russia. By 1790, there was a gristing mill, sawmill, brewery, and inn. Under the Second Partition of Poland in 1793, the settlement was annexed by Prussia. It returned to Congress Poland following the Congress of Vienna in 1815. On September 2, 1846, the town was first connected to the emerging Polish railways as part of the mainline between Warsaw and Kraków. Following the development of Łódź as an industrial center, Koluszki served as the junction for its rail. By 1900, about half of the town worked for the railway in some capacity and the town developed around the railway and bus stations. The town suffered during both world wars. Under the Nazi occupation during the Second World War, Koluszki was annexed to Germany and was the site of a Jewish ghetto. Most of the Jews were later murdered at Treblinka.

Further information: Timeline of Treblinka

The town was restored to Poland by the Red Army on January 18, 1945. Its town charter was established in 1949.

Trivia[edit]

Poczta Polska – postal service of Poland maintain its Department of Undelivered Mail (Wydział Przesyłek Niedoręczalnych) in Koluszki post office.

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Coordinates: 51°44′40″N 19°49′00″E / 51.74444°N 19.81667°E / 51.74444; 19.81667