Zegrze [ˈzɛɡʐɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Serock, within Legionowo County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Serock, 11 km (7 mi) north-east of Legionowo, and 28 km (17 mi) north of Warsaw.

Zegrze
Village
Radziwiłł Palace
Radziwiłł Palace
Zegrze is located in Poland
Zegrze
Zegrze
Coordinates: 52°27′43″N 21°2′4″E / 52.46194°N 21.03444°E / 52.46194; 21.03444
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyLegionowo
GminaSerock
Population
970

The village has a population of 970. It gave its name to the nearby Zegrze Reservoir, a man-made lake constructed in 1963 with a hydroelectric complex producing 20 Megawatts of power, a popular place of recreation for the residents of Warsaw.[2]

is the location of a historic palace built in 1847 by the noble Krasiński family, given as a dowry of Jadwiga Krasińska in 1862, to her new husband Prince Maciej Radziwiłł. The palace, surrounded by a park, serves as a convention centre and a small hotel.[3]

Zegrze is the terminus of a 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long railway line from Wieliszew, but passenger service on the line ceased in 1994. In late 2019, Polish railway infrastructure manager PKP PLK called for tenders for the works required to reopen the line, with the intention of restoring a passenger connection with Warsaw from 2022.[4]

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  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Waldek Andrzejewski, Urszula Górska. "Zegrze. Zalew Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Regionalny serwis informacyjny. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Pałac Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Polska w zabytkach. Pałace. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Polish branch line to be reopened". Railway Gazette International. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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Coordinates: 52°27′43″N 21°2′4″E / 52.46194°N 21.03444°E / 52.46194; 21.03444