Radzymin

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Radzymin
Church on Main Square
Church on Main Square
Flag of Radzymin
Flag
Coat of arms of Radzymin
Coat of arms
Radzymin is located in Poland
Radzymin
Radzymin
Coordinates: 52°25′N 21°11′E / 52.417°N 21.183°E / 52.417; 21.183
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Wołomin
Gmina Radzymin
Established 13th century
Town rights 1475
Government
 • Mayor Zbigniew Piotrowski
Area
 • Total 23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 8,818
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-250
Area code(s) +48 22
Car plates WWL
Website http://radzymin.pl

Radzymin [raˈd͡zɨmʲin] is a town in Poland and is one of the distant suburbs of the city of Warsaw. It is located in the powiat of Wołomin of the Masovian Voivodeship. The town has 8,818 inhabitants (as of 2008, but the surrounding commune is heavily populated and has an additional 11,000 inhabitants).

History[edit]

Radzymin was founded by Bolesław IV of Warsaw in 1440. It was granted a town charter in 1475. Since then, the town shared the fate of the nearby city of Warsaw, located only 25 kilometers (16 mi) away. The town is notable for two major battles that took place there in the 20th century − the Battle of Radzymin (1920) and Battle of Radzymin (1944).

Notable people[edit]

It is the birthplace of the linguist Jan Baudouin de Courtenay. Nobel laureate in Literature Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Leoncin, but lived in Radzymin during childhood (though some sources claims Radzymin as his birthplace)[1]

Marecka Kolej Dojazdowa[edit]

The Marecka Kolej Dojazdowa (English: Marki Commuter Railway) was a narrow gauge railway in Poland connecting Warsaw with Marki and Radzymin active from 1896 to 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Nobel Prize in Literature 1978, retrieved on October 19, 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°25′N 21°11′E / 52.417°N 21.183°E / 52.417; 21.183