Ostrów Mazowiecka

Ostrów Mazowiecka

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Ostrów Mazowiecka
Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Ostrów Mazowiecka County
Gmina Ostrów Mazowiecka (urban gmina)
Established 15th century
Town rights 1434
  Mayor Jerzy Bauer
  Total 22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2013[1])
  Total 22,796
  Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07-300, 07-302
Area code(s) +48 029
Car plates WOR
Website http://www.ostrowmaz.pl

Ostrów Mazowiecka [ˈɔstruf mazɔˈvʲɛt͡ska] is a town in northeastern Poland with 23,486 inhabitants (2004). Situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the capital of Ostrów Mazowiecka County.


According to the 1897 census, 5,660 inhabitants out of 10,471 were Jews.[2] On 9 November 1939, one of the German soldiers set fire to the buildings on 3-ego Maja Street. The German authorities accused the Jews of starting the fire. On 11 November (though according to other sources, on 10 November) 500–800 Jews were killed[3] Coordinates: 52°48′N 21°54′E / 52.800°N 21.900°E / 52.800; 21.900

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Ostrów Mazowiecka is twinned with:


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