Kobyłka

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This article is about the city in Poland. For other uses, see Kobyłka (disambiguation).
Kobyłka
Town center
Town center
Coat of arms of Kobyłka
Coat of arms
Kobyłka is located in Poland
Kobyłka
Kobyłka
Coordinates: 52°20′N 21°12′E / 52.333°N 21.200°E / 52.333; 21.200
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Wołomin
Gmina Kobyłka (urban gmina)
Town rights 1969
Government
 • Mayor Robert Roguski
Area
 • Total 20.05 km2 (7.74 sq mi)
Population (2013[1])
 • Total 20,855
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-230
Area code(s) +48 22
Car plates WWL
Website http://www.kobylka.pl/

Kobyłka [kɔˈbɨu̯ka] is a town of 17,500 inhabitants located right outside of the city of Warsaw, near Wołomin in the Masovian Voivodeship.

Located in a densely forested area, the town has been a village at least since the 15th century. In the 18th century the village was one of the main centres of production of Kontusz Belts. In 1751 the village was granted with a royal city charter, as an effect of extensive efforts of its owner, Bishop Marcin Załuski, who wanted to turn it into a large centre for pilgrims. However, the plan failed in the effect of the Kościuszko's Uprising and the Partitions of Poland, during which the town was severely damaged by Russian forces during their march towards the Warsaw's suburb of Praga.


Coordinates: 52°20′N 21°11′E / 52.333°N 21.183°E / 52.333; 21.183

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