Płock


Płock

Infobox Settlement
name = Płock
motto = Virtute et labore angere



imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Płock Cathedral



image_shield = POL Płock COA.svg
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pushpin_label_position = bottom
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Masovian
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = "city county"
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mirosław Milewski
established_title = Establishedf
established_date = 9th century
established_title3 = Town rights
established_date3 = 1237
area_total_km2 = 88.06
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 127307
population_density_km2 = auto
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 52 | latm = 33 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 19 | longm = 42 | longs = | longEW = E
elevation_m = 60
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 09-400 to 09-411, 09-419 to 09-421
area_code = +48 024
blank_name = Car plates
blank_info = WP
website = [http://www.ump.pl/en/]
Płock Audio-IPA-pl|Plock.ogg|p|ł|o|c|k is a city in central Poland, on the Vistula river, with 131,011 inhabitants. It is located in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been the capital of the Płock Voivodeship (1975-1998). It now heads a Powiat (province) at the extreme west of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

History

Its 12th century beautiful cathedral contains the tombs of Ladislaus Herman (died 1102) and Boleslaus III the Wrymouth (died 1138) - the dukes of Poland. They are buried in the Masovian Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral in Płock. Płock was the capital city of Poland during their reign (1079-1138). It was also a seat of several of the Dukes of Masovia and one of the capitals of that state.

Religions

Mariavites

This site is the main seat of the Mariavite bishops. Their most important church was built here in the beginning of 20th century - it is called "Temple of Mercy and Charity" and is situated in a pleasant garden on the hill on which the historical centre of Płock is built, near the Vistula river.

Economy

The main industry is oil refining. The country's largest oil refinery, (Plock refinery) and parent company, PKN Orlen is located there; it is served by a large pipeline leading from Russia to Germany. There are several industrial activities connected with the refinery, such as servicing and construction. There is also a factory producing for Levi Strauss & Co.

Education

* Szkoła Wyższa im. Pawła Włodkowica
* Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Płocku
* Płock Campus of Warsaw University of Technology
* L.O im. Marszałka Stanisława Małachowskiego w Płocku - the oldest shool in Poland
* L.O im. Wladysława Jagiełły w Płocku

Transport

Mass transit

Buses

* KM Płock - [http://www.km.ump.pl/infopage.php?id=24 Komunikacja Miejska Płock] Bus service covers the entire city, with 39 routes.

* PKS Płock - "' [http://pksplock.com.pl/engl.htm Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Samochodowej w Płocku S.A.]

Bridges in Płock

* [http://mostwplocku.blogspot.com/ Bridge of solidarity]

Sport

* Wisła Płock - football team (1st league in season 2003/2004)
* Wisła Płock - handball team (repeated Polish Champion and repeated winner Cup of Poland)

Politics

Płock constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Płock constituency
* Łukasz Abgarowicz, PO
* Wojciech Jasiński, PiS
* Zbigniew Komorowski, PSL
* Aleksandra Łuszczyńska, SLD-UP
* Aldona Michalak, SLD-UP
* Waldemar Pawlak, PSL
* Jerzy Pękała, Samoobrona
* Andrzej Piłat, SLD-UP
* Zbigniew Siemiątkowski, SLD-UP
* Benedykt Suchecki, SLD-UP

Twin towns

*flagicon|Serbia Loznica, Serbia (1972)
*flagicon|Germany Darmstadt, Germany (1988)
*flagicon|USA Fort Wayne, United States (1990)
*flagicon|Lithuania Mažeikiai, Lithuania (1994)
*flagicon|Belarus Navapolatsk, Belarus (1996)
*flagicon|Italy Forlì, Italy (1998)
*flagicon|France Auxerre, France (2000)
*flagicon|Moldova Balti, Moldova (2000)
*flagicon|United Kingdom Thurrock, United Kingdom (2004)
*flagicon|Russia Mytishchi, Russia (2006)

See also

* Płock Department (Polish: "Departament Płocki"): a unit of administrative division and local government in the Polish Duchy of Warsaw from 1806 to 1815.

External links

* [http://interplan.pl/ Interactive map of Płock]
* [http://www.ump.pl/en/ Płock official website]
* [http://galeria.plock24.pl/ Photogallery of Płock]
* [http://www.zumi.pl/namapie.html?&long=19.7&lat=52.55&type=1&scale=6 Zumi maps]


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