Warka

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Warka
Classicist town hall at the Hetman Stefan Czarnecki Square
Classicist town hall at the Hetman Stefan Czarnecki Square
Coat of arms of Warka
Coat of arms
Warka is located in Poland
Warka
Warka
Coordinates: 51°47′N 21°12′E / 51.783°N 21.200°E / 51.783; 21.200Coordinates: 51°47′N 21°12′E / 51.783°N 21.200°E / 51.783; 21.200
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyGrójec
GminaWarka
Established13th century
Town rights1321
Government
 • MayorDariusz Gizka
Area
 • Total26,77 km2 (1,034 sq mi)
Population
(2013)
 • Total11 858[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05-660
Area code(s)+48 48
Car platesWGR
Websitehttp://www.warka.pl

Warka [ˈvarka] is a town in central Poland, located on the left bank of the Pilica river (60 km or 37 mi south of Warsaw), with 11,035 inhabitants (2004). It has been situated in Grójec County, in the Masovian Voivodeship, since 1999; previously it was in the Radom Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998.

Warka obtained its city charter in 1321. A village called Winiary, which today is part of Warka, is the countryside residence of Pulaskis family where General Kazimierz Pulaski spent his childhood and the birthplace of Colonel Piotr Wysocki (September 10, 1797). Warka is also known for its famous brewery (since 1478).

For the duration of the UEFA Euro 2012, Warka hosted the Croatia national football team.

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