Vengrov, the capital of Vengrov county in Poland, is located at 52-24' latitude and 22-01' longitude, 44.1 miles east-northeast of Warsaw, the nation’s capital.
The town’s name has been spelled Wegrow, Wengrow, Wengrover, and Vengaruva. The modern spelling in Polish is Węgrów. However, the “w” in Polish is pronounced “v” in English and the “e” has a diacritical mark called an ongonek, making its pronunciation “en.” This means that Węgrów actually is pronounced Vengrov, which is how it is written on this website.
Vengrov’s political fortunes have been linked to those of Poland. It was part of Austria in 1795, then became part of the Duchy of Warsaw in 1809. In 1815, Congress Poland was absorbed by the Russian empire. Since Poland became independent once again in 1918, Vengrov has been part of Poland.
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