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Siedlce is located in Poland
Coordinates: 52°9′54″N 22°16′17″E / 52.165°N 22.27139°E / 52.165; 22.27139
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County City county
Established 1448
Town rights 1547
 - Mayor Wojciech Kudelski
 - Total 32 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 77,047
 Density 2,407.7/km2 (6,236/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08-100 to 08-119
Area code(s) +48 025
Car plates WS

Siedlce [ˈɕɛdlt​͡sɛ] ( listen) (Yiddish: שעדליץ Shedlits, Russian: Sedlets (Latinized)) is a town in eastern Poland with 77,092 inhabitants (as of 2005). Situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously the town was the capital of a separate Siedlce Voivodeship (1975-1998).

Towns such as Siedlce in the depressed east have now been emptied by large-scale emigration to the West. Statistics show that 14 per cent of employers recently reported labour shortages, compared with 8 per cent in the first quarter of 2004.

The town, which is part of the historical province of Lesser Poland, was most probably founded some time before 15th century and was first mentioned under the name of Siedlecz in a document of 1448. In 1503 Daniel Siedlecki erected a new village of the same name nearby and a church in the middle. In 1547 the town, created out of a merger of the two villages, was granted Magdeburg rights by King Sigismund the Old. Until 1807, when it was confiscated by the Russian authorities, it remained a private property of several notable magnate families, among them Czartoryski and Ogiński.

Up to the Second World War, like many other cities in Europe, Siedlce had a significant Jewish population: according to Russian census of 1897, out of the total population of 23,700, Jews constituted 11,400 (so around 48% percent).[1]

During the World War II more than 50% of all buildings in the city, including a historical town hall, were destroyed. The Jewish population perished in the Holocaust.




Higher education

Notable secondary schools

People from Siedlce

Media in Siedlce

Operate in this area a local television (TV Siedlce) and the Catholic radio station Radio Podlasie. Here are the location of the regional headquarters: Kurier Mazowiecki (TVP Warsaw/TVP Info), RDC (Radio For You) and Radio Eska. Also you can hear:

  • Polish Radio Program I (Jedynka) - nationwide program, News/Features
  • Polish Radio Program II (Dwojka) - Classical / Culture
  • Polish Radio Program III (Trojka) - nationwide program, Pop/Rock
  • Polish Radio, Program IV, (Euro) - Youth/lifestyle programs
  • Radio dla Ciebie (RDC) - (Editors in Siedlce) - Regional service
  • RMF FM - nationwide program, Adult Contemporary
  • Radio ZET - nationwide program, Hot Adult Contemporary
  • Radio Eska - (Editors in Siedlce) - Pop/Dance/Local service
  • Eska Rock - Rock station
  • Radio Maryja - nationwide program, religious station

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Siedlce is twinned with:


See also


  1. ^ Joshua D. Zimmerman, Poles, Jews, and the politics of nationality, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2004, ISBN 0299194647, Google Print, p.16

External links

Coordinates: 52°09′N 22°16′E / 52.15°N 22.267°E / 52.15; 22.267

1911 encyclopedia

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