Tomaszów Lubelski

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Tomaszów Lubelski
A baroque wooden Roman Catholic Church built in 1627
A baroque wooden Roman Catholic Church built in 1627
Coat of arms of Tomaszów Lubelski
Coat of arms
Tomaszów Lubelski is located in Poland
Tomaszów Lubelski
Tomaszów Lubelski
Coordinates: 50°27′N 23°25′E / 50.450°N 23.417°E / 50.450; 23.417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
County Tomaszów Lubelski County
Gmina Tomaszów Lubelski (urban gmina)
Government
 • Mayor Wojciech Żukowski
Area
 • Total 13.29 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,118
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22-600
Car plates LTM
Website http://www.tomaszow-lubelski.pl

Tomaszów Lubelski [tɔˈmaʂuf luˈbɛlskʲi] (Ukrainian: Томашів, Tomashiv) is a town in south-eastern Poland with 20,261 inhabitants (2004). Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Zamość Voivodeship (1975-1998), near Roztocze National Park. It is the capital of Tomaszów Lubelski County.

History[edit]

Orthodox church

The town was founded at the end of the 16th century by Jan Zamoyski as Jelitowo. It is known by its current name since 1613 when it was renamed after Zamoyski's son, Tomasz. It obtained its city charter in 1621. The area around the city saw serious fighting in 1914 during World War I. Throughout its history the town had a significant Jewish community, which numbered over 5,000 in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II, making up half its population. The town was bombed and found itself under the German occupation following the invasion of Poland in 1939. In the course of the Holocaust, the Nazi Germans first placed the Jews in a ghetto established in the town, then exterminated them in 1942 at Belzec death camp located a few kilometers south of the town.

Education[edit]

In the town there are two faculties of Catholic University of Lublin (Legal and Economic Sciences).[1] It has two high schools (Bartosz Głowacki High School and Władysław Sikorski High School), three technical colleges, two gymnasiums and two primary schools.

Culture[edit]

International Folk Festival Roztocze is a popular annual music festival organized since 1990. Since 2008 the town council organizes reconstructions of Battle of Tomaszów.

Sports[edit]

Tomaszów is a home for the soccer team Tomasovia.

Media[edit]

There are two main newspapers published weekly in Tomaszów Lubelski. First of them, ReWizje Tomaszowskie, is financed by the town council. Second of them, Tygodnik Tomaszowski, belongs to a private company.

Twin towns[edit]

Famous people from Tomaszów Lubelski[edit]

Coordinates: 50°27′N 23°25′E / 50.450°N 23.417°E / 50.450; 23.417

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