Church in Zakroczym

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Coordinates: 52°26′16″N 20°36′43″E / 52.43778°N 20.61194°E / 52.43778; 20.61194Coordinates: 52°26′16″N 20°36′43″E / 52.43778°N 20.61194°E / 52.43778; 20.61194
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Gmina Zakroczym
Established 11th century
Town rights 1422
  Mayor Artur Ciecierski
  Total 19.97 km2 (7.71 sq mi)
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 3,367
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-170
Area code(s) +48 22
Car plates WND

Zakroczym ([zaˈkrɔt͡ʂɨm]; Yiddish: זאקראטשין Zakrotshin) is a small town in the Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. It is located at around 52°26′16″N 20°36′43″E / 52.43778°N 20.61194°E / 52.43778; 20.61194. The Vistula River flows through the town. Zakroczym has a long and rich history: in the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it was the capital of an administrative unit (ziemia), part of Mazovian Voivodeship. Also, Zakroczym was a royal town of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. The town lies at the intersection of two main roads - national road 62, and national road 7.


The name of Zakroczym comes from ancient Polish word zakrot, which means river crossing. Originally, the town was located closer to the Vistula river, and was called Kroczym or Kroczyn. Due to numerous floods, Zakroczym was moved to a higher location.



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