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.
Manor house in Łochów
|• Mayor||Robert Gołaszewski|
|• Total||13.35 km2 (5.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||103 m (338 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 25|
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
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