Ostrów Mazowiecka

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Ostrów Mazowiecka
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coat of arms of Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coat of arms
Ostrów Mazowiecka is located in Poland
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Ostrów Mazowiecka County
Gmina Ostrów Mazowiecka (urban gmina)
Established 15th century
Town rights 1434
 • Mayor Jerzy Bauer
 • Total 22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2013[1])
 • Total 22,796
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 07-300, 07-302
Area code(s) +48 029
Car plates WOR
Website http://www.ostrowmaz.pl

Ostrów Mazowiecka [ˈɔstruf mazɔˈvʲɛt͡ska] (About this sound listen) is a town in northeastern Poland with 23,486 inhabitants (2004). Situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the capital of Ostrów Mazowiecka County.


According to the 1897 census, 5,660 inhabitants out of 10,471 were Jews.[2] On 9 November 1939, one of the German soldiers set fire to the buildings on 3-ego Maja Street. The German authorities accused the Jews of starting the fire. On 11 November (though according to other sources, on 10 November) 500–800 Jews were killed[3] Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900

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  1. ^ Demographic Yearbook of Poland 2014 Archived 2016-07-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-06.

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