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Miastkowo

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Miastkowo
Village
Primary school (on the right) and Our Lady of the Rosary church (on the left)
Miastkowo
Miastkowo
Miastkowo
Miastkowo
Coordinates: 53°10′N 21°49′E / 53.167°N 21.817°E / 53.167; 21.817Coordinates: 53°10′N 21°49′E / 53.167°N 21.817°E / 53.167; 21.817
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
CountyŁomża County
GminaMiastkowo
Population
1,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBLM
National roads
Voivodeship roads
Websitewww.miastkowo.pl

Miastkowo [mjastˈkɔvɔ] is a village in Łomża County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Miastkowo. It lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Łomża and 91 km (57 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok.

The village has a population of 1,000.

History

Miastkowo was mentioned in 1413 as the seat of the Miastkowski noble family.[2] A church and parish were founded in 1451 by Dukes from the Masovian line of the Polish Piast dynasty.[2] In 1827, the village had a population of 270.[2]

During World War II, the settlement was occupied by the Soviet Union from 1939 to 1941, and by Nazi Germany from 1941 to 1944. The Germans operated a penal forced labour camp in the village.[3] Its prisoners were mostly inhabitants of Miastkowo and nearby villages.[4] During the Holocaust, local Pole Józef Dąbkowski managed to hide and rescue nine Jews from the Germans.[5]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Tom VI (in Polish). Warszawa. 1885. p. 289.
  3. ^ Sędziak, Zdzisław (2000). "Eksploatacja ludności regionu łomżyńskiego przez pracę na rzecz III Rzeszy". Studia Łomżyńskie (in Polish). No. 11. pp. 206–207.
  4. ^ Sędziak, p. 206
  5. ^ Datner, Szymon (1968). Las sprawiedliwych (in Polish). Warszawa: Książka i Wiedza. p. 55.


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