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|Gmina||Mława (urban gmina)|
|• Mayor||Sławomir Kowalewski|
|• Total||35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||180 m (590 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||06-500 to 06-501|
|Area code(s)||+48 023|
The town is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously it was part of the Ciechanów Voivodeship (since 1975). During the Invasion of Poland of 1939 the large Battle of Mława was fought to the north of it.
First mention of Mława comes from July 2, 1426, when three princes of Mazovia - Siemowit V, Trojden II and Wladyslaw I came here to a session of a local court. It is not known if Mława had already been an urban center, as there are no sources which would prove it. Three years later, Mława was incorporated as a town and in 1521 during the Polish-Teutonic War, the town was captured and looted by the Teutonic Knights. In 1659 the town was burned by the Swedish troops, and in 1795, following the Partitions of Poland, Mława became part of the Kingdom of Prussia.
After Napoleonic Wars, Mława was incorporated into the Russian Empire, where it remained until World War I. Since the town was located in proximity to the pre-1914 Russian-German border, Mlawa was area of heavy fighting, changing hands fourteen times. In the interbellum period, government of the Second Polish Republic constructed here several fortifications, and in the opening stages of World War II, the advancing German Wehrmacht faced strong resistance from the Polish Army at Mława. During the occupation the Jewish cemetery was destroyed. The hatred of Jews was so intense in Mława that a memorial to Holocaust victims was damaged by Poles again and again after the war.
In 1991, it was theatre of the Mława pogrom.
In Mława, there's a large LG factory which manufactures TV sets and monitors, selling them in the whole Europe.
Mława was the first site of deployment for CONVAERO Polska's Bio-Dry™ technology project, where an annual throughput of 96,000 tonnes of MSW shredded is processed to achieve a 25% reduction in moisture and results in an easily separated and recycled end material 
In Mława Barbara Rogowska was born, famous Polish comedian actress and comic and Joseph Opatoshu, Yiddish novelist and short story writer. Also film director and painter Józef Skrobiński grown up in Mława.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Mława is twinned with:
- Bolesław Prus' novel, Pharaoh, partly inspired by 19 August 1887 solar eclipse viewed at Mława.
- Mława pogrom
- Vistula River Railroad
- "Wolfram|Alpha: City Data for Mlawa, Poland: demographics, maps". Wolframalpha.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
- "Local history - Information about the town - Mława - Virtual Shtetl". Sztetl.org.pl. 1939-09-04. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
- "Mlawa, Poland | The Power of Waste". Convaero. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
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