Coordinates: 51°12′N 19°30′E / 51.200°N 19.500°E / 51.200; 19.500
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Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument
Coat of arms of Kamieńsk
Kamieńsk is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°12′N 19°30′E / 51.200°N 19.500°E / 51.200; 19.500
Country Poland
First mentioned1291
Town rights1374
 • MayorBogdan Pawłowski
 • Total11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)
 • Total2,703 Decrease[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Vehicle registrationERA
National road
Voivodeship road

Kamieńsk (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamjɛj̃sk]) is a town in Poland, in the Łódź Voivodeship, in Radomsko County. As of 2020, it had 2,703 inhabitants.[1] It is located in the Sieradz Land.

There is an airport named Kamieńsk-Orla Góra in Kamieńsk mainly used for agricultural purposes.


Historical population
Source: [2][3]

The settlement was first mentioned in a document dated 1291. It received its town charter in 1374. It was a private town, administratively located in the Radomsko County in the Sieradz Voivodeship in the Greater Poland Province of the Kingdom of Poland.[4] The settlement lost its status as a town in 1870 but regained it in 1994. Over its history the town has been known as Canisko, Camiesko, Kamińsko, Kamiensko and Kamińsk. The spelling Kamieńsk has been used since 1918.

Jewish community[edit]

Before the Second World War and the Holocaust the town was a shtetl.

Jews began to settle in Kamieńsk in the 18th century. The earliest Jewish tombstone in the Kamieńsk cemetery dates from 1831. In the 1870s the town selected Israel Stieglitz as its rabbinic leader. He served as its chief rabbi for over 40 years and died in 1921. His son, Pinchas Stieglitz, was selected as his successor and served in that capacity for a short time. There were three synagogues in the city. In 1900, there were 1,064 Christians and 787 Jews in Kamieńsk. By 1917 the Jewish population had grown to 1,163. The principle occupations of the Jewish people were tailoring, shoe-making and small trade. Pinchas Stieglitz and most of his family were murdered in the Holocaust during the German occupation.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Local Data Bank". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 17 November 2021. Data for territorial unit 1012054.
  2. ^ Skorowidz miejscowości Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (in Polish). Vol. II. Warszawa: Główny Urząd Statystyczny. 1925. p. 72.
  3. ^ Stan i struktura ludności oraz ruch naturalny w przekroju terytorialnym w 2010 r. (PDF) (in Polish). Warszawa: Główny Urząd Statystyczny. 2011. p. 64. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2011.
  4. ^ Atlas historyczny Polski. Województwo sieradzkie i województwo łęczyckie w drugiej połowie XVI wieku. Część I. Mapy, plany (in Polish). Warszawa: Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk. 1998. p. 4.

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