Podkowa Leśna

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Podkowa Leśna
Villa of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz
Coat of arms of Podkowa Leśna
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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; 20.733Coordinates: 52°7′N 20°44′E / 52.117°N 20.733°E / 52.117; 20.733
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyGrodzisk Mazowiecki
GminaPodkowa Leśna (urban gmina)
Established19th century
Town rights1969
Government
 • MayorArtur Tusiński
Area
 • Total10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total3,822
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05-807
Area code(s)+48 22
Car platesWGM
Websitehttp://www.podkowalesna.pl

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.

Located in a beautiful setting not far from Warsaw, the town has an interesting collection of villas dating back to the interwar period, along with newly built mansions. Forests surround the city on three sides from the east, south, and north).

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