Skierniewice

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Skierniewice
Railway station
Railway station
Flag of Skierniewice
Flag
Coat of arms of Skierniewice
Coat of arms
Skierniewice is located in Łódź Voivodeship
Skierniewice
Skierniewice
Skierniewice is located in Poland
Skierniewice
Skierniewice
Coordinates: 51°57′10″N 20°8′30″E / 51.95278°N 20.14167°E / 51.95278; 20.14167
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
Powiat City county
Gmina Skierniewice
Established before 1217
Town rights 1457
Government
 • Mayor Krzysztof Jażdżyk
Area
 • Total 35,03 km2 (1,353 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total 48,327
 • Density 1,397/km2 (3,620/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 96-100
Area code(s) +48 46
Car plates ES,ESK
Website http://www.skierniewice.net.pl
Skierniewice rail station (1872)
Skierniewice, Willa Kozlowskich

Skierniewice [skʲɛrɲɛˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in central Poland with 48,327 inhabitants (2016),[1] 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.

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Skierniewice is twinned with:

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Famous people connected with Skierniewice region:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 51°58′N 20°09′E / 51.967°N 20.150°E / 51.967; 20.150