Łochów

Łochów [ˈwɔxuf] is a town in the Węgrów County, Masovian Voivodeship, the seat of the urban-rural gmina Łochów, Poland. In the years 1975-1998 the city administratively belonged to the Siedlce Voivodeship. According to data from 31 December 2005, the city had 6,654 inhabitants. Łochów is located on the banks of the Liwiec River, adjacent to the large Łochów forest.

Łochów
Manor house in Łochów
Manor house in Łochów
Flag of Łochów
Flag
Coat of arms of Łochów
Coat of arms
Łochów is located in Poland
Łochów
Łochów
Coordinates: 52°31′54″N 21°42′38″E / 52.53167°N 21.71056°E / 52.53167; 21.71056Coordinates: 52°31′54″N 21°42′38″E / 52.53167°N 21.71056°E / 52.53167; 21.71056
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyWęgrów
GminaŁochów
Town rights1969
Government
 • MayorRobert Gołaszewski
Area
 • Total13.35 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Elevation
103 m (338 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total6,452
 • Density480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07-130
Area code(s)+48 25
Car platesWWE
Websitehttp://www.gminalochow.pl/

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Łochów has been known since the Middle Ages. The first mention of the town date back to the 14th century. Initially it was a princely settlement on the edge of the Kamieniecka Forest called Łochowiecz.

The interwar periodEdit

In 1919, Łochów became the property of the Kurnatowski nobel family as dowry for Isabella Zamoyska. The new owner of Łochów was Eryk Kurnatowski.

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