Skierniewice

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Skierniewice
Railway station
Railway station
Flag of Skierniewice
Flag
Coat of arms of Skierniewice
Coat of arms
Skierniewice is located in Poland
Skierniewice
Skierniewice
Coordinates: 51°57′10″N 20°8′30″E / 51.95278°N 20.14167°E / 51.95278; 20.14167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Powiat City county
Gmina Skierniewice
Established before 1217
Town rights 1457
Government
 • Mayor Leszek Trębski
Area
 • Total 35,03 km2 (1,353 sq mi)
Population (30.09.2012)
 • Total 48 942
 • Density 1,397/km2 (3,620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96-100
Area code(s) +48 46
Car plates ES,ESK
Website http://www.skierniewice.net.pl
Skierniewice rail station (1872)
Skierniewice, Willa Kozlowskich

Skierniewice [skʲɛrɲɛˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in central Poland with 49,132 inhabitants (2007), situated in the Łódź Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Skierniewice Voivodship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Skierniewice County. The town is situated almost exactly half-way between Łódź and Warsaw.

Skierniewice gained municipal rights in 1457. It has a famous railway station that was once part of the historic Warsaw-Vienna Railway. On September 15, 1884 it was the setting for the meeting of the Three Emperors' League.


Education[edit]

Politics[edit]

Piotrków Trybunalski/Skierniewice constituency[edit]

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Piotrkow/Skierniewice constituency in 2005

  • Bujak Bogdan, SLD-UP
  • Jagieliński Roman, SLD-UP
  • Kędziak Tadeusz, LPR
  • Kwaśniewska Dorota, Samoobrona
  • Łyżwiński Stanisław, Samoobrona
  • Musiał Zbigniew, SLD-UP
  • Radziszewska Elżbieta, PO
  • Sobotka Zbigniew, SLD-UP
  • Wojciechowski Janusz, PSL

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Skierniewice is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

Famous people connected with Skierniewice region:

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°58′N 20°09′E / 51.967°N 20.150°E / 51.967; 20.150