Church in Tarczyn, rear view
|• Mayor||Barbara Galicz|
|• Total||5.24 km2 (2.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|• Density||740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 22|
Tarczyn [ˈtart͡ʂɨn] is a town in Poland, located in Masovian Voivodeship, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Warsaw. There were 3,869 inhabitants living there in 2004. This town became famous for the eponymous juices that were made there.
Tarczyn’s history reaches back to the 13th century, when a local trading–post and market was established close to the banks of a small river, known today as Tarczynka, thereby deriving its name from this river. Early documented references to the locality include: “Tarczin” (1284), Tarczyno (1303), Tarczyn (1353,1580), Tharczino (1355, 1241), Tarcynum (1634). Tarczyn was first mentioned in 1259. In 1353 the Mazovian Prince Casimir I gave the locality its Magdeburgian Town Charter and financed the founding of St. Nicolas’s church. One of the most famous inhabitants of Tarczyn is renowned Polish war hero Irena Sendler (born 1910), who lived in Tarczyn before World War II.
Tarczyn and its district have a few characteristic places like the forests and brushwoods, the picturesque tracts of woodlands, through which the river Jeziorka wends. Many tourist attractions: Tarczyn’s 16th-century church; the wooden church in Rembertow; the rustic, little chapels in Lesna Polana, in Przypki and in Werdun; studs of horses; Organic Farm in Kaweczyn; tourist farm in Przypki; past verdant, thick forests to the western part of the district; the Manor House at Many, where Zlotopolscy daytime soap opera was filmed (with English subtitles, viewable on satellite TV).
Tarczyn is located along the international "E77" Euro-route (Kraków–Warsaw–Gdańsk), in the southern part of the Masovian Voivodeship, in Piaseczno County, near Warsaw and its Frédéric Chopin Airport.
- Jewish Community in Tarczyn on Virtual Shtetl
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