Podkowa Leśna

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Podkowa Leśna
WKD station in Podkowa Leśna
WKD station in Podkowa Leśna
Coat of arms of Podkowa Leśna
Coat of arms
Podkowa Leśna is located in Poland
Podkowa Leśna
Podkowa Leśna
Coordinates: 52°7′N 20°44′E / 52.117°N 20.733°E / 52.117; 20.733
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Gmina Podkowa Leśna (urban gmina)
Established 19th century
Town rights 1969
Government
 • Mayor Małgorzata Stępień-Przygoda
Area
 • Total 10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,822
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-807
Area code(s) +48 22
Car plates WGM
Website http://www.podkowalesna.pl

Podkowa Leśna [pɔtˈkɔva ˈlɛɕna] (literal meaning - "Horseshoe Grove", in full: Miasto-ogród Podkowa Leśna - "Garden-City Podkowa Leśna") is a town in Grodzisk Mazowiecki County (Masovian Voivodeship) of Poland and located on the Łowicko–Błońska Plain within the territory of the Młochowskie Forests. City status - since January 1, 1969. The city also has the status of gmina, meaning "commune". Population - ca. 4000. Founded in 1925. On September 1, 1939 bombs fell on Podkowa Leśna that the Luftwaffe had intended for Warsaw. On January 17, 1945 the Soviets entered Podkowa Leśna.

Forests surround the city from three sides (the east, the south, and the north).

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Coordinates: 52°07′N 20°44′E / 52.117°N 20.733°E / 52.117; 20.733