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['pwɔʦk]) is a city in central Poland, on Vistula river, with 131,011 inhabitants. Situated in the Masovian Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of the Płock Voivodship (1975-1998).

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History

Its 12th century cathedral contains the tombs of Ladislaus Herman (died 1102) and Boleslaus III the Wrymouth (died 1138) - the dukes of Poland. Some historians say that Plock was the capital city of Poland during their reign (1080-1138). It was also a seat of several of the Dukes of Masovia and one of the capitals of that state.

Religion: Mariavites

This city 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.

Economy

The main industry is oil refining. The country's largest oil refinery and company, PKN Orlen is located there; it is served by a large pipeline leading from Russia to Germany.

Education

  • Szkoła Wyższa im. Pawła Włodkowica

Sports

Wisła Płock, Polish football team

Politics

Plock constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Plock constituency

  • Abgarowicz Łukasz, PO
  • Jasiński Wojciech, PiS
  • Komorowski Zbigniew, PSL
  • Łuszczyńska Aleksandra, SLD-UP
  • Michalak Aldona, SLD-UP
  • Pawlak Waldemar, PSL
  • Pękała Jerzy, Samoobrona
  • Piłat Andrzej, SLD-UP
  • Siemiątkowski Zbigniew, SLD-UP
  • Suchecki Benedykt, SLD-UP


See also

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lv:Plocka nds:Płock pl:Płock

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