Kobyłka

Kobyłka [kɔˈbɨu̯ka] is a town of almost 22,000 inhabitants located right outside of the city of Warsaw, near Wołomin in the Masovian Voivodeship.

Kobyłka
Town center
Town center
Coat of arms of Kobyłka
Coat of arms
Kobyłka is located in Poland
Kobyłka
Kobyłka
Coordinates: 52°20′N 21°12′E / 52.333°N 21.200°E / 52.333; 21.200Coordinates: 52°20′N 21°12′E / 52.333°N 21.200°E / 52.333; 21.200
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyWołomin
GminaKobyłka (urban gmina)
Town rights1969
Government
 • MayorEdyta Zbieć
Area
 • Total20.05 km2 (7.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2013[1])
 • Total22,000
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05-230
Area code(s)+48 22
Car platesWWL
Websitehttp://www.kobylka.pl/

Located in a densely forested area, the town has been a village at least since the 15th century. In the 18th century the village was one of the main centres of production of Kontusz Belts. In 1751 the village was granted with a royal city charter, as an effect of extensive efforts of its owner, Bishop Marcin Załuski, who wanted to turn it into a large centre for pilgrims. However, the plan failed in the effect of the Kościuszko's Uprising and the Partitions of Poland, during which the town was severely damaged by Russian forces during their march towards the Warsaw's suburb of Praga.

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