Radzymin

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Location
52°25'00"N
021°10'59"E
Country
 Poland
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Radzymin [raˈd͡zɨmʲin] is a town in Poland and is one of the distant suburbs of the city of Warsaw. It is located in the powiat of Wołomin of the Masovian Voivodeship. The town has 8,818 inhabitants (as of 2008, but the surrounding commune is heavily populated and has an additional 11,000 inhabitants).

History

Radzymin was founded by Bolesław IV of Warsaw in 1440. It was granted a town charter in 1475. Since then, the town shared the fate of the nearby city of Warsaw, located only 25 kilometers (16 mi) away. The town is notable for two major battles that took place there in the 20th century − the Battle of Radzymin (1920) and Battle of Radzymin (1944).

Marecka Kolej Dojazdowa

The Marecka Kolej Dojazdowa (English: Marki Commuter Railway) was a narrow gauge railway in Poland connecting Warsaw with Marki and Radzymin active from 1896 to 1974.

Notable residents

Yaakov Aryeh Guterman (1792-1874), hasidic rebbe Jan Baudouin de Courtenay (1845–1929), linguist, best known for his theory of the phoneme and phonetic alternations Julian Ochorowicz (1850–1917), philosopher, psychologist, inventor, poet, and publicist Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903–1991), writer and Nobel laureate in Literature (born in Leoncin, but lived in Radzymin during childhood (though some sources claims Radzymin as his birthplace).
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