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Radom

Administration
Full nameRadom
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipMasovian
Countycity county
Established13th century
Town rights1364
Government
MayorAndrzej Kosztowniak
Geography
Total Area43.1 sq mi (111.71 km2)
Demography
Total Population223914 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)371000
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code26-600 to 26-618
Area code+48 48
Car platesWR

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Radom c-plAUDPl-Radom.ogg'radom is a city in central Poland with 223,397 inhabitants (December 31, 2009). 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.

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. "Radom" is also the popular unofficial name for a semiautomatic 9 mm Para pistol of Polish design (the Model 35/ViS-35) designed by Piotr Wilniewczyc and Jan Skrzypinski (hence the designation "ViS"), under Director Kazimierz Ołdakowski, which had been in production from 1935 to 1945 at the national arsenal located in the city. The Łucznik Arms Factory (still located in Radom) continues to produces modern military firearms such as assault rifles.


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