Up to the end of WW II Plonsk was the seat of the Plonk (Plock) Gubernia [District] Since 1999 Plonsk is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship [Province]. Previously, in was in Ciechanów Voivodeship (1975-1998). Plonck is on the Plonka River, a tributary of the Vistula River.
Plonsk's Shtetl geo-reference: Latitude: 52°38' Longitude: 20° 23’ which is 37.1 miles NW of Warszawa; 29 miles E of Plock; and 20 miles SSW of Chichanow. Plonsk is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Chiechanów Voivodeship (1975-1998).
Before WW I (c. 1900) Plonsk was part of the Russian Empire. From the end of WW 1 to c.1930 Plonsk was part of the seat of the Plonsk District and part of the Warszawa Gubernia. From WW 1 to present times Plonsk is part of Poland. In medieval written sources, Plonsk´ occurs as Plonz, Plonsko, Plonysko, in Plonszko, Plon, Plonsk. Other names: Plonsk (Russian), Plöhnner (German), Plintsk, Ploinsk (Yiddish), Plon, Plonsko, Plonszko
Population: more or less 22.500 inhabitants (2005)
Area: 11,6 km2 in 2005 (4.5 sq mi)
Density: 1952,28 inhabitants /km2.-( 4970.2/sq mi)
Comunication: Plonsk is connected by two lane expressway, thus it takes only 45’ to drive from Plonsk to Warsaw. A great asset of own town is it location at an intersection of two main roads in Poland: the
Route N° 7 running from the south to the north, via Warsaw; and the
Route N° 10 running from the south-east to the north-west.
Included in this web page are people from very small shtetlach (200 or 300 inhabitants) in the vicinity of Plonsk. These small communities suffered the same fate meted out by the nazis and were transported to the same ghetto as the people of Plonsk. Some of these shtetlach were only about one or two miles from Plonsk and were part of the Plonsk Gubernia
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