Lemkivshchyna, sometimes called Lemkovyna, Lemkivshchyna, or Łemkowszczyzna, is the land of the Lemkos (Lemki) includes the higher elevations of the Carpathians of modern-day Poland, extending to around the Poprad River to the west, and extending to the east as far as the region around Sanok, where it meets the Boyko region. The corresponding latitudes of the adjacent highlands of present-day Slovakia are also included by some in the description of Lemko-land. Lemko - one of four major groups of Ruthenian montagnards of the northwest Carpathian mountain chain, having a unique dialect and culture. ... The Carpathian Convention is a framework type convention pursuing a comprehensive policy and cooperating in the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians. ... Poprad is a river in northern Slovakia and southern Poland, a tributary of the Dunajec river (near Stary Sacz), with a length of 170 kilometres (63 in Poland) (22nd longest Polands river) and the basin area of 2,077 sq. ... Coat of arms legendary Czech soldier Josef Åvejk Sanok (in full The Royal Free City of Sanok, Polish: KrÃ³lewskie Wolne Miasto Sanok) Ziemia Sanocka is a town in south-eastern Poland with 41,400 inhabitants (1995). ... Boyko or Boiko is the name for a distinctive group of Ruthenians (Ukrainian) montagnards of the Carpathian highlands. ...
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