Zegrze [ˈzɛɡʐɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Serock, within Legionowo County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Serock, 11 km (7 mi) north-east of Legionowo, and 28 km (17 mi) north of Warsaw.
The village has a population of 970. It gave its name to the nearby Zegrze Reservoir, a man-made lake constructed in 1963 with a hydroelectric complex producing 20 Megawatts of energy, a popular place of recreation for the residents of Warsaw.
Zegrze is the location of a historic palace built in 1847 by the noble Krasiński family, given as a dowry of Jadwiga Krasińska in 1862, to her new husband Prince Maciej Radziwiłł. The palace, surrounded by a park, serves as a convention centre and a small hotel.
Media related to Zegrze at Wikimedia Commons
- Jewish Community in Zegrze on Virtual Shtetl
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Waldek Andrzejewski, Urszula Górska. "Zegrze. Zalew Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Regionalny serwis informacyjny. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "Pałac Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Polska w zabytkach. Pałace. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
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