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PIąTNICA (until 1999 Piątnica
Piątnica
Poduchowna) is a village in Łomża County , Podlaskie Voivodeship
Podlaskie Voivodeship
, in north-eastern Poland. It is the seat of gmina (administrative district) called Gmina
Gmina
Piątnica
Piątnica
. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Łomża
Łomża
and 73 km (45 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok
Białystok
.

In 2006 the village had a population of 1,800.

HISTORY

Piątnica
Piątnica
was founded by Janusz from Zaborowo who built the first church there (1407). The village has also a Neo-Gothic church (1931), which was destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed after that. There are also Russian forts from the 19th century and from the First World War
First World War
in its vicinity. During World War II, the forts played a crucial role during the Battle of Łomża
Łomża
. Russian imperial fort in Piątnica, part of 1914 Łomża
Łomża
Fortress in the Russian Partition
Russian Partition

REFERENCES

* ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.

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Coordinates : 53°11′43″N 22°5′43″E / 53.19528°N 22.09528°E / 53.19528; 22.09528

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