Piątnica

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Piątnica
Village
Transfiguration of the Lord Church
Transfiguration of the Lord Church
Piątnica is located in Poland
Piątnica
Piątnica
Coordinates: 53°11′43″N 22°5′43″E / 53.19528°N 22.09528°E / 53.19528; 22.09528
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Łomża County
Gmina Piątnica
Population 1,800

Piątnica [pjɔntˈnit͡sa] (until 1999 Piątnica Poduchowna) is a village in Łomża County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It is the seat of gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Piątnica. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Łomża and 73 km (45 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok.

In 2006 the village had a population of 1,800.

History[edit]

Piątnica was founded by Janusz from Zaborowo who built the first church there (1407). The village has also a Neo-Gothic church (1931), which was destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed after that. There are also Russian forts from the 19th century and from the First World War in its vicinity. During World War II, the forts played a crucial role during the Battle of Łomża.

Russian imperial fort in Piątnica, part of 1914 Łomża Fortress in the Russian Partition

References[edit]

Media related to Piątnica at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°11′43″N 22°5′43″E / 53.19528°N 22.09528°E / 53.19528; 22.09528