|• Mayor||Krzysztof Jażdżyk|
|• Total||35,03 km2 (1,353 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,397/km2 (3,620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 46|
Skierniewice [skʲɛrɲɛˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in central Poland with 48,327 inhabitants (2016), situated in the Łódź Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Skierniewice Voivodship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Skierniewice County. The town is situated almost exactly halfway between Łódź and Warsaw.
Skierniewice gained municipal rights in 1457. It has a famous railway station that was once part of the historic Warsaw-Vienna Railway. On September 15, 1884 it was the setting for the meeting of the Three Emperors' League.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Skierniewice is twinned with:
Famous people connected with Skierniewice region:
- Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Władysław Reymont
- Pianist Frédéric Chopin
- Jan Kozietulski, a military commander of the armed forces of the Duchy of Warsaw
- Ignacy Krasicki, a Roman Catholic archbishop and a writer
- Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1895–1903)
- Itshak Holtz, Jewish Genre artist, Born (1925)-
- Edward Okuń (1872–1945), a Polish Art Nouveau painter and freemason
- Population. Size and Structure and Vital Statistics in Poland by Territorial Division in 2016, as of December 31 (PDF). Warszawa: Główny Urząd Statystyczny. 2017. p. 118. ISSN 2451-2087.
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