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Warka [ˈvarka] (Yiddish: ווארקע) is a town in central Poland, located on the left bank of the Pilica river (60 km or 37 mi south of Warsaw), with 11,035 inhabitants (2004). It has been situated in Grójec County, in the Masovian Voivodeship, since 1999; previously it was in the Radom Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.
Classicist town hall at the Hetman Stefan Czarnecki Square
|• Mayor||Dariusz Gizka|
|• Total||26,77 km2 (1,034 sq mi)|
|• Total||11 858|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 48|
Warka obtained its city charter in 1321. A village called Winiary, which today is part of Warka, is the countryside residence of Pulaskis family where General Kazimierz Pulaski spent his childhood and the birthplace of Colonel Piotr Wysocki (September 10, 1797). Warka is also known for its famous brewery (since 1478).
Monument of Piotr Wysocki