Sandomierz

Sandomierz
Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Sandomierz
Flag
Coat of arms of Sandomierz
Coat of arms
Sandomierz is located in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
Sandomierz
Sandomierz
Sandomierz is located in Poland
Sandomierz
Sandomierz
Coordinates: 50°41′N 21°45′E / 50°41′N 21°45′E / 50.683; 21.750
Country Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
CountySandomierz County
GminaSandomierz (urban gmina)
Town rightsbefore 1227
Area
 • Total28.8 km2 (11.1 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total24,621
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
27-600
Area code(s)+48 15
Sandomierz.pl

Sandomierz (pronounced: [sanˈdɔmʲɛʂ] (About this soundlisten); Latin: Sandomiria) is a town in south-eastern Poland with 24,621 inhabitants (2013), situated in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship since 1999. It is the capital of Sandomierz County. Sandomierz is known for its preserved Old Town, a major cultural and tourist attraction which was declared a National Monument of Poland in 2017. In the past, Sandomierz used to be one of the most important urban centers not only of Lesser Poland, but also of the whole country.

Etymology

The name of the city might have originated from the Old Polish Sędomir, composed of Sędzi- (from the verb sądzić "to judge") and mir ("peace"), or more likely from the antiquated given name Sędzimir, once popular in several Slavic languages.[1] Sandomierz is known in German: Sandomir; Latin: Sandomiria; Yiddish: צויזמיר‎; Hungarian: Szandomir; Ukrainian: Сандомир or Судомир; Russian: Сандомир; and Czech: Sandoměř.