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Siedlce, Town Of

SIEDLCE, TOWN OF, a town of Russia, capital of the government of the same name, 56 m. E.S.E. of the city of Warsaw, on the BrestLitovsk railway. It is a Roman Catholic episcopal see. The Oginskis, to whom it belonged, have embellished it with a palace and gardens; but it is nothing more than a large village. Pop. 23,714 (1897), two-thirds Jews.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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