Wyszków

Wyszków ([ˈvɨʂkuf]; Yiddish: ווישקאָווVishkov) is a city in Poland with 26,500 inhabitants (2018). It is the capital of Wyszków County (Polish: powiat wyszkowski). Wyszków is in Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in Warsaw Voivodeship (until 1975) and Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975–1998).

Wyszków
Palace, built 1780
Palace, built 1780
Flag of Wyszków
Flag
Coat of arms of Wyszków
Coat of arms
Wyszków is located in Poland
Wyszków
Wyszków
Wyszków is located in Masovian Voivodeship
Wyszków
Wyszków
Coordinates: 52°35′36″N 21°27′36″E / 52.59333°N 21.46000°E / 52.59333; 21.46000Coordinates: 52°35′36″N 21°27′36″E / 52.59333°N 21.46000°E / 52.59333; 21.46000
Country Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
CountyWyszków County
GminaGmina Wyszków
Established13th century
Town rights1502
Government
 • MayorGrzegorz Nowosielski
Area
 • Total2,000.78 km2 (772.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total26,500
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07-200, 07-202
Area code(s)+48 029
Car platesWWY
Websitewww.wyszkow.pl

DescriptionEdit

The village of Wyszków was first documented in 1203. The town was founded in 1502. It was destroyed during the Second Northern War in 1655–1660, when it lost its significance in the region. Industry developed after 1897, when the Pilawa-Tluszcz-Ostrołęka railway was built.

Jews in WyszkówEdit

Before World War II half of Wyszków's population of 9,000 were Jewish; after the war there were none. On 14 September 1997 a memorial to Holocaust victims was unveiled in Wyszków. It is made of reclaimed Jewish gravestones that had been removed from the site in 1939 by German forces, who used them as paving stones and to build the local Gestapo headquarters. Scores of these desecrated tombstones were recovered and incorporated as part of the monument.

Wyszków was the birthplace of Mordechaj Anielewicz in 1919.

Wyszków in CultureEdit

Wyszków was the subject of the song Wyszków Tonie by Polish rock band Elektryczne Gitary.

Notable people from WyszkówEdit

 
Monument to Mordechaj Anielewicz, in Wyszków

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Wyszków is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Kohtla-Järve linn. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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