Łochów

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Łochów
Flag of Łochów
Flag
Coat of arms of Łochów
Coat of arms
Łochów is located in Poland
Łochów
Łochów
Coordinates: 52°31′54″N 21°42′38″E / 52.53167°N 21.71056°E / 52.53167; 21.71056Coordinates: 52°31′54″N 21°42′38″E / 52.53167°N 21.71056°E / 52.53167; 21.71056
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Węgrów
Gmina Łochów
Town rights 1969
Government
 • Mayor Robert Gołaszewski
Area
 • Total 13.35 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,452
 • Density 480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07-130
Area code(s) +48 25
Car plates WWE
Website http://www.gminalochow.pl/

Łochów [ˈwɔxuf] is a town in the Mazowieckie voivodship, in the Węgrowskim district, the seat of the urban-rural gmina Łochów. In the years 1975-1998 the city administratively belonged to the Siedlce Voivodeship. According to data from 31 December 2005, the city had 6,654 inhabitants. Łochów is located on the banks of the Liwiec River, adjacent to the large Łochowskie forest.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Łochów has been known since the Middle Ages. The first mention of the town date back to the 14th century. Initially it was a princely settlement on the edge of the Kamieniecka Forest called Łochowiecz.

The interwar period[edit]

In 1919, Łochów became the property of the Kurnatowski nobel family as dowry for Isabella Zamoyska. The new owner of Łochów was Eryk Kurnatowski.

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