Płońsk

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Płońsk
Hill fort in Płońsk
Hill fort in Płońsk
Coat of arms of Płońsk
Coat of arms
Płońsk is located in Poland
Płońsk
Płońsk
Coordinates: 52°38′N 20°23′E / 52.633°N 20.383°E / 52.633; 20.383
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Płońsk County
Gmina Płońsk (urban gmina)
Established 11th century
Town rights 1400
Government
 • Mayor Andrzej Józef Pietrasik
Area
 • Total 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (2010-06-30)
 • Total 22,500
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09-100
Area code(s) +48 023
Car plates WPN
Website http://www.plonsk.pl

Płońsk [pwɔɲsk] ( ) (Yiddish: פּלאָנסק [Plonsk]) is a town in north-central Poland with 22,500 inhabitants (2010).[1]

It is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999); previously, in was in Ciechanów Voivodeship (1975–98). It is home to a yearly open theatre festival (held in the summer).

History[edit]

Płońsk gained city rights from the prince Siemowit IV of Masovia some time between 1399 and 1412.

Monuments[edit]

The church and the old monastery of Calced Carmelites were founded before 1417 by the prince Siemowit IV of Masovia and his wife Aleksandra, Jogaila's sister.

Sport[edit]

The Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego one-day cycling race is based in Płońsk. The race takes place annually on May 1.

Famous people[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure by territorial division. As of June 30, 2010". Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°38′N 20°23′E / 52.633°N 20.383°E / 52.633; 20.383