Zielonka [ʑeˈlɔnka] is a town in Wołomin County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland, with 17,398 inhabitants (2013). It is located about 13 km to the north-east of the centre of Warsaw.

Zielonka
Polish military cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Victory
Polish military cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Victory
Coat of arms of Zielonka
Zielonka is located in Poland
Zielonka
Zielonka
Zielonka is located in Masovian Voivodeship
Zielonka
Zielonka
Coordinates: 52°18′3″N 21°9′31″E / 52.30083°N 21.15861°E / 52.30083; 21.15861Coordinates: 52°18′3″N 21°9′31″E / 52.30083°N 21.15861°E / 52.30083; 21.15861
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyWołomin
GminaZielonka (urban gmina)
Town rights1960
Government
 • MayorKamil Michał Iwandowski
Area
 • Total79.23 km2 (30.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2013[1])
 • Total17,398
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05-220
Area code(s)+48 22
Car platesWWL
Websitehttp://www.zielonka.pl

Zielonka borders Warsaw and several other towns of the Warsaw metropolitan area: Ząbki and Marki in the west, Kobyłka in the north, and Sulejówek in the south. It was granted town rights in 1960.

In August 1920, the Battle of Ossów was fought nearby, as part of the Battle of Warsaw in which the Poles were victorious and repulsed the Soviet invasion. Within the town limits, near the village of Ossów, there is a cemetery of the fallen Polish soldiers with a chapel of Our Lady of Victory.

Public structuresEdit

  • 4 primary schools
  • a high school
  • 2 Roman Catholic churches
  • a sports centre
  • 4 banks
  • a large proving ground which occupies about 2/3 of the municipality area
 
Retirement house in Zielonka

TransportEdit

There are two railway stations in the town (Zielonka and Zielonka Bankowa).

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