Podkowa Leśna

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Podkowa Leśna
Coat of arms of Podkowa Leśna
Coat of arms
Podkowa Leśna is located in Poland
Podkowa Leśna
Podkowa Leśna
Coordinates: 52°7′N 20°44′E / 52.117°N 20.733°E / 52.117; 20.733
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Gmina Podkowa Leśna (urban gmina)
Established 19th century
Town rights 1969
 • Mayor Małgorzata Stępień-Przygoda
 • Total 10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,822
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-807
Area code(s) +48 22
Car plates WGM
Website http://www.podkowalesna.pl
A villa in Podkowa Leśna

Podkowa Leśna [pɔtˈkɔva ˈlɛɕna] (literal meaning - "Horseshoe Grove", in full: Miasto-ogród Podkowa Leśna - "Garden-City Podkowa Leśna") is a town in Grodzisk Mazowiecki County (Masovian Voivodeship) of Poland and located within the territory of the Młochowskie Forests. City status - since January 1, 1969. The city also has the status of gmina, meaning "commune". Population - ca. 4000. Founded in 1925. On September 1, 1939 bombs fell on Podkowa Leśna that the Luftwaffe had intended for Warsaw. On January 17, 1945 the Soviets entered Podkowa Leśna.

The town has an interesting collection of villas dating back to the interwar period, along with newly built mansions. Located in a beautiful setting not far from Warsaw.

Forests surround the city from three sides (the east, the south, and the north).

Sledding in Podkowa Leśna, Feb., 2010

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Coordinates: 52°07′N 20°44′E / 52.117°N 20.733°E / 52.117; 20.733

Podkowa Lesna street
Podkowa Lesna Cultural Center
Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Jerzy Rytard, Anna Iwaszkiewiczowa, Jerzy Liebert in Podkowa Leśna, 1925
side street with mature trees
Podkowa Lesna Palacyk Kasyno.jpg
side street with mature trees