Stoczek Łukowski

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Stoczek Łukowski
Coat of arms of Stoczek Łukowski
Coat of arms
Stoczek Łukowski is located in Poland
Stoczek Łukowski
Stoczek Łukowski
Coordinates: 51°58′N 21°58′E / 51.967°N 21.967°E / 51.967; 21.967
Country Poland
GminaStoczek Łukowski (urban gmina)
 • MayorIreneusz Szczepanik
 • Total9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total2,719
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code21-450
Car platesLLU

Stoczek Łukowski [ˈstɔt͡ʂɛk wuˈkɔfskʲi] is a town in eastern Poland with 2,728 inhabitants (as of 2005). Situated in Łuków County (the Lublin Voivodeship).
The town is located upon the Świder River.

The area of Stoczek is 9,13 km²

Stoczek Lukowski belongs to the historic province of Mazovia, in which it was part of the Land of Czersk. In the 15th century, it was property of Bishops of Poznań, and was named Wola Poznanska. In the 16th century documents, it was also called Sebastianowo, probably after Bishop of Poznań Sebastian Branicki. Current name came into use in the 17th century.

Stoczek Lukowski was first mentioned in the 13th century. On April 4, 1546, it was granted town charter by King Zygmunt Stary. Since 1815, the town belonged to Russian-controlled Congress Poland, here the Battle of Stoczek took place on February 14, 1831. On January 18, 1849, Aleksander Swietochowski was born in Stoczek. Another famous person born here is Bishop Adolf Piotr Szelazek.

Stoczek was one of main centers of the January Uprising, for which in 1867 it was stripped of town charter, and remained a village until 1916.

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Coordinates: 51°57′30″N 21°58′0″E / 51.95833°N 21.96667°E / 51.95833; 21.96667