Air view of Mława
|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||870/km2 (2,300/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 in 1939, the Battle of Mława was fought to the north of the city.
First mention of Mława comes from July 2, 1426, when three princes of Mazovia - Siemowit V, Trojden II and Władysław 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, Mława was a place of heavy fighting. During the interbellum period, government of the Second Polish Republic constructed several fortifications, and in the opening stages of World War II, the advancing German Wehrmacht faced strong resistance from the Polish Army. During the occupation the Jewish cemetery was destroyed and the hatred of Jews was so intense that a memorial to Holocaust victims was damaged by the Poles several times after the war.
In 1991, it was theatre of the Mława pogrom.
There's a large LG factory manufacturing TV sets and monitors located near the city.
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 
Barbara Rogowska - Polish comedian actress and comic.
Joseph Opatoshu - Yiddish novelist and short story writer.
Józef Skrobiński - Film director and painter.
Sir Isaac Isaacs - Australian judge and politician who served as the 3rd Chief Justice of Australia and the 9th Governor-General, father born 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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