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Garbatka railway station
Garbatka railway station
Garbatka-Letnisko is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°29′36″N 21°37′55″E / 51.49333°N 21.63194°E / 51.49333; 21.63194Coordinates: 51°29′36″N 21°37′55″E / 51.49333°N 21.63194°E / 51.49333; 21.63194
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship POL województwo mazowieckie flag.svg Masovian
Powiat POL powiat kozienicki flag.svg Kozienice
Gmina Garbatka-Letnisko
Sołectwo Garbatka-Letnisko
Established 15th century
 • Wójt Tadeusz Molenda
Population (2008) 3,295
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Mail box Poland.jpg Postal code 26-930
Phone area code(s)
(within Poland)
48 xxx xx xx
Car plate(s) WKZ

Garbatka-Letnisko [ɡarˈbatka lɛtˈniskɔ] (Letnisko means summer resort) is a village in Kozienice County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Garbatka-Letnisko.[1]

It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-east of Kozienice and 92 km (57 mi) south-east of Warsaw.


At the present location of Garbatka-Letnisko there were two villages, Garbatka and Rambertów (variously spelled: Rembiertów, Rambertów, Rembertów), until the 15th century.

The first mention of Garbatka in written sources are from 1449. However, there are key references in the "liberum beneficjorum" III 267 Jan Długosz, in documents from the years 1497 and 1542. At that time, Garbatka belonged to the Szliz family, and at the turn of the 15th and 16th century passed into possession of the Kochanowski house. In the 16th century, both the villages, Rambertów and Garbatka were linked.

In 1787, Garbatka had 253 inhabitants, in 1881 715 inhabitants and 101 houses.

In the period 1795-1809 Garbatka is under Austrian partition, while in the years 1815-1915 in Russian partition.

The most important years in the history of Garbatka was the interwar period. Then Garbatka became famous as a summer resort. Visited by crowds of tourists, particularly from Radom, Lublin and Warsaw. At that time there were about 400 houses for rent. Houses already built on both sides of the track. Thanks to the local air treatment walorom, many people changed their lives dramatically. In the year 1921 Garbatka had already 1,739 residents, reflecting the strong development of the village.

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  • Polish: Śmietanka Ryszard. Szkice z Dziejów Garbatki. Garbatka Letnisko 1992
  • Polish: Traczyk Stanisław Alfred. Pionki i Okolice, Przewodnik Historyczno-Krajoznawczy. Pionki 1995. ISBN 83-904149-0-2

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