Radomsko

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Radomsko
Saint Lambert Church
Saint Lambert Church
Flag of Radomsko
Flag
Coat of arms of Radomsko
Coat of arms
Radomsko is located in Poland
Radomsko
Radomsko
Coordinates: 51°4′N 19°27′E / 51.067°N 19.450°E / 51.067; 19.450
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Radomsko County
Gmina Radomsko (urban gmina)
Government
 • Mayor Anna Milczanowska
Area
 • Total 62.01 km2 (23.94 sq mi)
Highest elevation 254 m (833 ft)
Lowest elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 38 000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97-500
Car plates ERA
Website http://www.radomsko.pl

Radomsko [raˈdɔmskɔ] is a town in central Poland with 50,618 inhabitants (2006). It is situated on the Radomka river in the Łódź Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been in Piotrków Trybunalski Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Radomsko County.

History[edit]

Radomsko received town privileges by Duke Leszek II the Black of Sieradz in 1266. It is the site of a Franciscan monastery build on behalf of Bona Sforza, the queen consort of King Sigismund I of Poland.

Banditenstadt[edit]

On September 12, 1944 the greatest battle in Radomsko's history was fought, the Battle of Evin. The platoon of the gen. Bema's III Brigade AL stood for battle against a 10-fold larger German army. Nazi forces had 200 standard vehicles (about 6000 people) as well as armoured vehicles. The enemy repeatedly hit all sides of the grouped People's Army. Thanks to the heroic resistance the enemy plan failed. The losses of the enemy were estimated at approx. 100 killed and 200 wounded. Several vehicles of the enemy were eliminated by the AL's mines, of which one of the cars was filled with a group of German officers who were all killed. When all units of the victorious Poles gathered, it was found that the losses amounted to 12 killed partisans, 11 wounded and several missing. Later, the actions of Stanisław Sojczyński in the AK also troubled the Germans in the area, as he fought many battles against the Germans during the war. After 1945 he continued to fight, turning his attention to fighting the Red Army.

The significant losses during the war earned the town the nickname of 'Banditenstadt' given by the defeated Germans, meaning 'City of Bandits'. In modern times, the fans of local team RKS Radomsko took pride in the fact the town had such strong resistance to occupying forces and have a flag named "Banditenstadt".[1]

Transport[edit]

The town has access to the railway line from Warsaw to Katowice operated by the Polish State Railways (PKP). It can be reached by the national road No.1, the future A1 autostrada from Gdańsk to Gliwice at the Radomsko junction.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Radomsko is twinned with:

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ http://www.stadionowioprawcy.net/news/1340-obchody_35lecia_rks_radomsko_24_08_2014.html
  2. ^ "Makó külkapcsolatai – előtérben a kultúra és a gazdaságélénkítés |Makó". Mako.hu. 2005-07-11. Retrieved 2009-05-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ Fenn, Kate. "Lincoln's Twin Towns". City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 51°04′N 19°27′E / 51.067°N 19.450°E / 51.067; 19.450