Piaseczno is a city in Poland, part of the Masovian Voivodeship. The administrative center of the Piaseczno poviat and the urban and rural municipality of Piaseczno. Included in the Warsaw agglomeration.
Piaseczynski powiat is the second richest powiat in Poland. It consists of six communes:
urban-rural communes: Gura Kalwaria, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Piaseczno, Tarczyn,
rural communes: Lesznowola, Prazmow.
The county consists of 4 towns: Gura Kalwaria, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Piaseczno and Tarczyn, as well as 223 villages.
As of June 30, 2020, 189,516 people lived in the powiat.
Piaseczno is located in the vicinity of Warsaw's Ursynow district, about 17 km south of the center of Warsaw. This location has a positive effect on the rapid development of the construction industry, the opening of the headquarters of many foreign companies. In 2010, Piaseczno was recognized as the most attractive city for doing business according to Forbes magazine.
It occupies an area of 12,822 hectares or 128.22 km². The population of Piaseczno as of December 31, 2021 is 51,979 people. Population density - 3,208 people / km². Piaseczno coordinates: 52°04′32″N, 21°01′35″E Height above sea level - 101 meters. Numbering zone: (+48) 22. Postal code: 05-500 Piaseczno.
It received city status on November 5, 1429. Piaseczno was a royal city of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, located in the second half of the 16th century in the Warsaw District of the Warsaw Land of the Masovian Voivodeship.
Elementary school No. 1 Jozef Pilsudski, st. Sventoyanskaya 18
Elementary School No. 2 Evie Krause, et al. Chestnut 12
Primary school No. 3 Tadeusz Zawadzki "Zoski", st. Home 50
Elementary school No. 4 Maria Sklodowska-Curie (Educational and multimedia center), st. John Paul II 55
Primary school No. 5 Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, st. School 14
Primary school No. 5 Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, st. Seekorki 20
Private Primary School No. 72 "School of Dreams", st. Green 14
Private Primary School "World School", st. Under batteries 60
Secondary educational institutions:
IV Lyceum Ogólnokształcące im. Captain Vitold Pilecki, st. Khilichkovskaya 17
School complex №1, st. Shpitalnaya 10
School Complex №2 im. Emily Plater, Alea Brzoz 26
School Complex №3 im. Cecilia Plater-Ziberkuvna, st. Khilichkovskaya 20
Adult High School, st. Khilichkovskaya 20
Catholic High School C. Plater-Ziberkuvny, st. Khilichkovskaya 20E
Private secondary school No. 43, st. Kosciuszko 53
Private secondary school No. 1, st. Green 14
Special school and educational center, st. Shpitalnaya 12
School and Educational Center "House of the Mother of the Good Shepherd", st. Consent 14.
The activity of the Cultural Center in Piaseczno is to fulfill the tasks in the field of cultural education and upbringing through art, creating conditions for the development of an amateur art movement, recognizing and satisfying the needs and interests in knowledge and art, creating, protecting and exchanging cultural values, creating conditions for the development of folklore , as well as folk and artistic crafts.
In the structures of the Cultural Center there are:
House of Culture
Cultural clubs operating in the commune (Cultural Club in Józefoslav, Cultural Club in Zalesie Górne, Cultural Club in Chojnow, Cultural Club in Bogatka, Cultural Club in Złotoklos, Cultural Club in Wola Golkowska).
The Public Library of the City and Commune of Piaseczno was founded in 1947. Located in a building on the street. Kosciuszko, 49. The book fund currently has 172.7 thousand volumes, including: fiction for adults, children and youth, school textbooks, popular science literature, the press, audiobooks. The library network of the city and municipality of Piaseczno consists of the main library (department for adults with a reading room, department for children and teenagers), 9 branches: Piaseczno-Osiedle, Bogatki, Chojnow, Gloskow, Yazgazhev, Yuzefoslav, Zalesie Dolne, Zalesie Gurne, Zlotoklos.
Museum of local lore, which is located in the historic building of the former presbytery.
Rally of different songs in Piaseczno - (PZPR) a cyclical musical review of authors and performers of well-known songs, which has been held in Piaseczno since 1996.
The festival originates from the activities of the group Parasol Poetica, whose members decided to organize a review of original songs. Due to the large number of such events in the country, it was decided that everything that can be called a song can be presented at the festival. Since 2006, PZPR has been included in the list of shows applying for participation in the Student Song Festival in Krakow.
Open Hard Core Fest is a summer rock festival in the city park under the slogan "MUSIC AGAINST DRUGS". More than 70 hardcore bands from all over the world performed in the six editions of the event, including from the USA, Brazil, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Malaysia and Polish rock bands. In the picnic atmosphere of a summer park, in addition to listening to music, you can buy the latest albums of the bands performing at the event, check out the offer of independent record companies and bookstores
Historical monuments in Piaseczno:
Gothic-Renaissance Church of St. Anna (formerly St. Matthew and Anna). It includes:
* Church of the second half of the 16th century on the site of the wooden church of St. Matthew and Anna, restored after 1603, in 1736 after the Polish-Swedish war of 1736 and in 1833, expanded after 1918. Built in 1565, the church of St. Anna in the late Gothic style with baroque elements is one of the most beautiful monuments in Piaseczno.
* Baroque statue of John of Nepomuk on the facade of St. Anne's Church, from 1736.
* Wooden bell tower from the middle of the 19th century on the east side.
* The old presbytery of the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, on the site of the previous one from 1794 (to the north of the church), now the Museum of Local Lore in Piaseczno
Town Hall 1823–1824, designed by Hilary Szpilowski in the classical style (the original wooden town hall burned down in the 15th century).
The parish cemetery was founded around 1795.
Jewish places in Piaseczno:
The history of the city is also the history of the Jews who lived there. For decades they lived in harmony with the inhabitants. Unfortunately, during World War II they were taken to the Warsaw Ghetto and mostly killed. The remains of their settlement are mainly two surviving buildings. The first is the Mikva ritual bath. The second is a Jewish cemetery with historical decorations. These are the only remnants of this community:
* Mikvah - a former ritual Jewish bath, located on the street. Agreement.
* Jewish cemetery in 1870 with 17 matzevs preserved.
* Former Piaseczno Ghetto.
Station of the Piasecinskaya narrow-gauge railway (former Grójecka Kolej Dojazdowa) 1914. Narrow-gauge railway. While in Piaseczno, it is worth taking a ride on such a railway. Built in 1914 as an element from Warsaw to Kalwaria Hill. Currently, it is a real attraction, which can be interesting to explore the surroundings.
Villa Besserowka, where the Poles disarmed the German gendarmerie and thus liberated the city from German occupation in 1918
Memorial to the participants of the Warsaw Uprising, shot by the Germans in Piaseczno in 1944
Former secret Polish hospital for participants in the Warsaw Uprising with a memorial plaque.
House Museum of Georgian Officers of the Polish Army (Dom Muzeum Gruzińskich Oficerów Wojska Polskiego).
Regional Museum. It exhibits local items related to the city and residents, as well as historical information about the city.
Volunteer fire brigade. It belongs to the 20th century and is part of the history of the city.
Railway station Piasechno on the street. Tovarova (local flights operated by Kolei-Mazowiecki to Warsaw-Wschodnia via Warsaw-Srodmieście, Czachowka, Guri-Kalvaria, Warka, Radom, Skarzysko-Kamienna).
PPKS Warszawa, office in Piaseczno, operates connections, for example, on the Warsaw metro routes Wilanowska - Piaseczno - Grójec / Góra Kalwaria.
PKS Grójec, branch in Grójec at ul. Laskova, serves connections of the Warsaw metro Wilanowska - Piaseczno - Góra Kalwaria - Warka/Chinów - Grujec and Piaseczno - Tarczyn.
Public transport - owned by ZTM Warszawa - there are routes in Piaseczno: 707, 709, 710, 724, 727, 739, night N83 and local routes: L-1, L-2, L-3, L-4, L-5, L12, L13, L17, L19, L23, L24, L25, L32, L39, L52.
Private scheduled bus transport - several private companies provide service from the towns of the Piaseczno commune to the Wilanowska metro station in Warsaw.
Taxi ranks are located at st. Jan Paul II and at the corner of st. Pulawska and Shkolna.
Distance from Piaseczno:
To neighboring cities and villages:
Konstancin-Jeziorna - 6.4 km; Rashin - 10.8 km; Michalovice - 13.7 km;
Nadarzyn - 14.8 km; Karchev - 15.6 km, Karchmiska - 15.6 km;
Prazmów - 16.4 km; Piastow - 16.4 km; Jozefow - 16.6 km;
Gura Kalvaria - 16.8 km; Tarchin 16.8 km; Warsaw 16.8 km.
To districts of Warsaw:
Przystanek Ursus - 16.3 km; Warszawa Glowna - 17 km; Warszawa - Dworzec Zachodni 17.2 km;
Warszawa Wschodnia - 19.1 km; Warszawa Gdanska - 20.7 km; Stacja Praga 22.5 km;
Grojec 23.2 km; Przystanek Stara Wies 23.3 km.
To the cities of Poland:
Warsaw - 17 km; Krakow - 237 km; Lodz - 112 km;
Wroclaw - 297 km; Poznan - 282 km; Gdansk - 300 km;
Szczecin - 462 km; Bydgoszcz - 235 km; Lublin - 142 km;
Katowice - 248 km; Bialystok - 185 km; Gdynia - 316 km.
iTV Piaseczno - Internet TV
Kurier Południowy – weekly news, portal
Moje Piaseczno - information portal
Motopiaseczno.pl – local car portal
Nad Wisłą - weekly news magazine, portal
Our Piaseczno - information portal
Panorama Południa - social and cultural weekly
Piaseczno Sport News - information portal
Piaseczno24.net - information portal
Przegląd Piaseczyński - weekly news, portal
Radio Flash Piaseczno - internet radio
Tuba Piaseczna - information portal
Piaseczno is twin city:
Sweden - Upplands Vasby
Estonia - Harku
China - Huanggang
Italy - Chitignano
Georgia - Gurjaani
Piaseczno is surprisingly calm, despite being only 17 km from Warsaw. It is an ideal place to relax, for example, while visiting nearby Warsaw. The easy access and the ability to quickly move from Piaseczno to Warsaw can also convince business travelers because they can easily relax in peace and quiet in Piaseczno.
In recent years, Piaseczno has consistently topped the national rankings of local governments, both in terms of budget, investment spending, and attractiveness to private businesses.
The dynamic growth in the number of residents and numerous new investors mean, on the one hand, additional revenues to the commune budget, and on the other hand, great expectations that the local government must meet.
The municipality of Piaseczno spends almost 50 percent on investment tasks. Every year a new educational institution is opened in the commune (in 2009, a new gymnasium in Golkowa, an expanded school complex in Hilice and three state kindergartens: in Zalesie Gurne, Zalesie Dolny and Gloskov), as well as expanding sports facilities. Hundreds of millions of zlotys were spent on the program for the construction of a sewerage and water supply network, as well as for the reconstruction of sewage treatment plants within the framework of the Cohesion Fund. Consistently every year, an increasing part of the budget is allocated to the construction and modernization of roads and support of the public transport system.
Since 2005, the commune has had a Sustainable Development Strategy. Currently, one of the priorities is the implementation of the Local City Center Revitalization Program. The municipality, in cooperation with the well-known Dutch urban planning and consulting company RDH, has prepared a concept for the development of the city center, which is based on the reconstruction of the three main squares of the city, the development of the city park and the restoration of the narrow gauge railway section.
Piasechno looks to the future:
Reconstruction and construction of cultural facilities:
Work will continue on the modernization of two historic buildings in the very center of the city. In 2023, the comprehensive reconstruction of the Old Presbytery will be completed, which will become the residence of the Piaseczno Museum.
The building of the former guardhouse on the street will be modernized. Puławska 3. The Museum of Contemporary Art Jozef Wilkoń will appear here.
The historic Ponyatovka estate in the city park will be renovated (2024). One of the branches of the Piaseczno Museum and a cafe will operate in the building.
The construction of a theater and cinema hall and a new town hall is planned as part of the implementation of the new vision of the city center contained in the Piaseczno renovation project.
Construction of social and cultural facilities:
One of the priority investments is the construction of a swimming pool on the street. Khilichkovskaya in Piaseczno.
The second major sports facility in the commune is the construction of a sports hall at the school in Zlotoklos. The road network around the school will also be restored.
In 2023, it is planned to start work on the construction of a school in Yulianów. A road network is being built here that will serve the new educational institution. This educational investment, which is extremely important for the northern part of the commune, along with the road system serving it, should be ready in 2025.
The construction and reconstruction of roads continues. PLN 100 million is allocated for road investments.
One of the most important tasks is the complete package of access roads to the Antoninów junction on the S7 route. The reconstruction of Sienkiewicz Street and the intersection of Okulitsky and Voyska Polsky streets are being designed.
In 2023, the construction of Tukanow Street will continue until the intersection with Jarzonbka Street and the reconstruction of Urbanistów Street. It is planned to build new roads along the streets Polna in Hilice, Kordiana in Piaseczno, Wild Flowers in Wulka Kozodavska and Forest Birds in Jastrzemba.
Greening the city:
Modernization of historical buildings in the center of Piaseczno is not the only task to improve the image of the city. In 2023, two squares in the very center will be reconstructed. The landscaping project for the market square has already been approved by the monument conservator. Piłsudski Square will have new trees that will provide shade in the hot summer.
The square at the intersection of Puławska and Jan Pavel II streets will also acquire a new, greener and friendlier face. The first trees have already been planted behind the converted former fire station. Further plantings, together with small architecture objects, will appear in the passage behind the fire station, as well as in the park adjacent to the building.
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