Brok, Masovian Voivodeship

Brok [brɔk] is a town in Ostrów Mazowiecka County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. As of December 2021, it has a population of 1,876.[1]

Brok
Town center with the Town Hall and historic houses
Town center with the Town Hall and historic houses
Coat of arms of Brok
Brok is located in Poland
Brok
Brok
Brok is located in Masovian Voivodeship
Brok
Brok
Coordinates: 52°42′N 21°51′E / 52.700°N 21.850°E / 52.700; 21.850Coordinates: 52°42′N 21°51′E / 52.700°N 21.850°E / 52.700; 21.850
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyOstrów Mazowiecka
GminaBrok
First mentioned1203
Town rights1501
Government
 • MayorKrystyna Kacpura
Area
 • Total28.05 km2 (10.83 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021[1])
 • Total1,876
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07-306
Area code(s)+48 29
Car platesWOR
Websitehttp://www.brok.pl

SightsEdit

The heritage sights of Brok include the Gothic-Renaissance Saint Andrew church, two preserved historic windmills, ruins of the Bishops' Castle, the town hall and various historic houses. There are also monuments to Polish statesman and leader Józef Piłsudski and to Polish naturalist and inventor, one of the fathers of ergonomics, Wojciech Jastrzębowski.

TransportEdit

Brok is located at the intersection of the Polish National road 50 and Voivodeship road 694. Additionally, the S8 highway runs nearby, northwest of the town.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Nahum Stutchkoff (1893–1965), Yiddish-Polish and later Yiddish-American actor, author, lexicographer, and radio host

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Local Data Bank". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 2022-06-02. Data for territorial unit 1416044.

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