Radom at the foot of the Holy Cross Mountains

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Building of the City Council by night © Voytek S/GFDL

Building of the City Council by night © Voytek S/GFDL

Radom is a city in central Poland with 224, 000 inhabitants. It is located on the Mleczna River in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999), having previously been the capital of Radom Voivodeship (1975–1998); 100 km south of Poland’s capital, Warsaw. In spite of being part of the Masovian Voivodeship, the city historically belongs to Lesser Poland.

It is home to the biennial Radom Air Show, the largest and best-attended air show in Poland, held during the last weekend of August.

Piarist College, now Jacek Malczewski Museum © Voytek S/GFDL National Bank of Poland © Voytek S/GFDL City Hall © Voytek S/GFDL Bernardine Church and Monastery © Voytek S/GFDL Zerowskiego Street © Voytek S/GFDL Building of the City Council by night © Voytek S/GFDL
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Piarist College, now Jacek Malczewski Museum © Voytek S/GFDL
The original settlement dates back to 8th–9th century. It was an early mediaeval town in the valley of the Mleczna River (approximately on the location of present-day Old Town). Around the 2nd half of 10th century, it turned into a fortified town called Piotrówka.

Radom was founded in 1340, its name comes from an ancient Slavic given name Radomir, and Radom means a grod, which belongs to Radomir. The town belonged to the Sandomierz Voivodeship (part of Lesser Poland) of the Kingdom of Poland, later Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Radom was an important center of administration, where the Crown Council was located, and where Pact of Vilnius and Radom was signed. At Radom’s Royal Castle, the Nihil novi was adopted by the Sejm.

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