Łomża


Łomża

Infobox Settlement
name = Łomża


imagesize = 250px
image_caption = City panorama



image_shield = POL Łomża COA.svg
pushpin_

pushpin_label_position = bottom
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Podlaskie
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = "city county"
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jerzy Brzeziński
established_title = Established
established_date = 9th century
established_title3 = Town rights
established_date3 = 1418
area_total_km2 = 32.67
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 63036
population_density_km2 = auto
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 53 | latm = 10 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 22 | longm = 5 | longs = | longEW = E
elevation_m = 95
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 18-400 to 18-404
area_code = +48 086
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = BL
website = http://www.lomza.pl/

Łomża [IPA-pl|'|ł|o|m|ż|a] is a town in north-eastern Poland, approximately 90 miles (150 km) from Warsaw and 50 miles (81 km) from Białystok. It is situated alongside the Narew river and has been in the Podlaskie Voivodeship since 1999; previously, it was the capital of the Lomza Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the capital of Łomża County and the capitol of Roman Catholic Diocese of Łomża since 1925.Łomża is the principal economic, educational and cultural center in north-eastern Masovia and one of the three main cities of Podlaskie Voivodeship (beside Białystok and Suwałki). It gives its name to the protected area called Łomża Landscape Park.

History

Łomża was directly in the path of the Russian army's catastrophic retreat following it's defeat at the Battle of Warsaw (1920) in the Polish-Soviet War and on the 15 August 1920, General August Kork of the 15th Army of the Red Army mounted a spirited but unsuccessful defence of the town against the Polish Fourth Army of General Skierski before continuing the 15th army's retreat eastwards under pressure from the triumphant Polish forces. [ Warsaw 1920, Adam Zamoyski ISBN 978-0-00-722552-1]

Demography

Data of 2007 year [http://www.stat.gov.pl/bdr_s/app/dane_cechter.wymiary?p_nts=10&p_szuk=Radom&p_tery=2694&p_dane=0&p_kate=3&p_wyjscie=1#FORMULARZ Central Statistical Office, Poland - data of 2007 year] _pl. pl] . According to data of 2006 year an average income per inhabitant amounted to 2,942.31 .

See also

* ŁKS Łomża
* Łomża Landscape Park
* Łomża Department
* List of cities in Poland

External links

* The city
** [http://www.lomza.pl/ Official website of Łomża City]
** [http://m.lomza.pl/ Official website of Łomża City for mobile devices]
** [http://www.polska.pl/miasta/lomza/index.htm Łomża City in old documents]
** [http://www.lomza.friko.pl/ Historical Łomża]
** [http://dir.icm.edu.pl/pl/Slownik_geograficzny/Tom_V/699 Łomża City in "Geographical Dictionary of Polish Kingdom and other Slavic countries, Vth volume" p. 699-704]
* Monuments
** [http://www.um.lomza.pl/index.php?k=37 The website about monuments in Łomża]

References


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