4 March 2019


The district acquired its name from Ignacy Mościcki, a Polish chemist who patented the industrial production of nitrogen and nitric acid, initiated the construction of the Nitrogen Works, and was President of the Republic of Poland in the interwar years of 1926-39. As a result, the name Mościce wasn’t officially used for the area during the communist era because of its connotations with Polish independence.
Ironically, the industrial district of Mościce is also known as Tarnów’s ‘Garden District’ thanks to its many trees, gardens and beltways of park. When the area was laid out in the ‘20s, dozens of trees were planted along its short, narrow streets to help diffuse the odour of nitrogen in the air.


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