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Zakopane
Zakopane - view from Gubałówka Hill (Tatra mountains in the background)
Coat of arms of Zakopane
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Zakopane (Poland)
Zakopane
Coordinates: 49°18′″N 19°57′″E / Expression error: Unexpected / operator, Expression error: Unexpected / operator
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
Powiat Tatra County
Gmina Zakopane
Estabilished 17th century
City Rights 1933
Government
 - Mayor Janusz Majcher
Area
 - Town 84 km²  (32.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Town 27,647
 - Density 329.1/km² (852.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34-500 to 34-504
Area code(s) +48 18
Car Plates KTT
Website: www.zakopane.pl

Zakopane (pronounced: Image:Ltspkr.png [zako'panε]) is a town in southern Poland with approximately 28,000 inhabitants (2004), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy Sącz Voivodeship from 1975-1998). The town, informally known as the Winter capital of Poland, lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the feet of the Tatra Mountains, which is the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 407 KB) Summary Zakopane Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Gubałówka Hill funicular entrance Gubałówka is a mountain above the Polish town of Zakopane. ... Tatras Panorama of Tatras The Tatra mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry in both Slovak) and Polish, constitute a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. ... Image File history File links POL_Zakopane_COA.svg‎ Author real name: Artur Jan FijaÅ‚kowski pl. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo maÅ‚opolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. ... The following is a list of powiats in Poland. ... Tatra County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) in Poland, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship. ... The municipality or commune (Polish: gmina, plural: gminy) is the principal unit (lowest level) of territorial division in Poland. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo maÅ‚opolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. ... Nowy Sacz Voivodeship (Polish: województwo nowosÄ…deckie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975–1998, superseded by Lesser Poland Voivodeship. ... Podhale The Podhale (literally Mountain meadows) is Polands most southern region, sometimes referred to as the Polish highlands. The Podhale is located in the foothills of the Tatra range of the Carpathian mountains, and is characterized by a rich tradition of folklore that is much romanticized in the Polish... Tatras Panorama of Tatras The Tatra mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry in both Slovak) and Polish, constitute a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Satellite image of the Carpathians. ...

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Location and surroundings

Zakopane lies in a big valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill. It is the most important Polish centre of mountaineering and skiing, and is visited by about three million tourists annually. The most important alpine skiing locations are Kasprowy Wierch, Nosal and Gubałówka Hill. Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... Tatras Panorama of Tatras The Tatra mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry in both Slovak) and Polish, constitute a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. ... Gubałówka Hill funicular entrance Gubałówka is a mountain above the Polish town of Zakopane. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Kasprowy Wierch is a mountain in Western Tatry. ... Gubałówka Hill funicular entrance Gubałówka is a mountain above the Polish town of Zakopane. ...


Zakopane has the highest elevation (800-1000 m) of any town in Poland. The central point of the town is at the junction of Krupówki and Kościuszki streets.


History

The earliest documents mentioning Zakopane date to the 17th century, describing a glade named Zakopisko. Its further history was connected with the development of the mining and metallurgy industries in the region, and later with the progress of tourism. Its growth has progressed greatly, from being a small village, into a climatic health resort. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... The rocky area in this picture is an example of a glade A glade is an open area within a woodland. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... Georg Agricola, author of De re metallica, an important early book on metal extraction Metallurgy is a domain of materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Rail service to Zakopane started on 1 October 1899.


In March 1940 representatives of NKVD and Gestapo met for one week in Zakopane, for the coordination of the pacification of resistance in Poland. The NKVD (Narodny Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del  ) (Russian: , ) or Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs was the leading secret police organization of the Soviet Union that was responsible for political repressions during Stalinism. ... The   (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “secret state police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. ... Zakopane The Gestapo-NKVD conferences were a series of meetings organized in late 1939 and early 1940, whose purpose was the mutual cooperation between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union. ...


Sports

Zakopane hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1929, 1939, and 1962, the Winter Universiades in 1956, 1993 and 2001, the Biathlon World Championship, several Ski Jump World Cups, and several Nordic Combined, Nordic and Alpine European Cups The Nordic skiing World Championships (officially the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships) have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and including women since 1954. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The first Biathlon World Championship (BWCH) was held in 1958, with individual (official) and relay (unofficial) contests for men. ...


Twin city

  • Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (France)

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, commonly referred to as Saint-Dié, is a commune of northeastern France. ...

Notable structures

Zakopane-Gubałówka transmitter ( Polish designation: RTON Gubałówka) is a facility for FM- and TV-transmission on the Gubałówka mountain at Zakopane, Poland. ... Wielka Krokiew is a ski jumping venue in Zakopane, Poland. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Kasprowy Wierch is a mountain in Western Tatry. ... Aerial tramway suspended on two track cables with an additional haulage rope Cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps. ...

Notable residents

  • Tytus Chałubiński physician
  • Olga Drahonowska-Małkowska, one of the founders of Scouting movement in Poland
  • Władysław Hasior, sculptor
  • Jan Kasprowicz, poet, playwright
  • Kornel Makuszyński, children's writer
  • Karol Szymanowski, composer. His house in Zakopane, the Villa Atma, is now a museum dedicated to the composer.
  • Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), avant-garde novelist, playwright, and painter
  • Mariusz Zaruski mountaineer and yachtsman
  • Jerzy Żuławski, poet, writer

Tytus Chałubiński (b. ... Wedding photo of Olga and Andrzej Małkowski Olga Drahonowska-Małkowska (b. ... Władysław Hasior (born May 14, 1928 in Nowy Sącz; died July 14, 1999 in Kraków) is a modern Polish sculptor, painter and stage designer connected with Podhale. ... Jan Kasprowicz - painting by Franciszek Krakowski Jan Kasprowicz (born December 12, 1860 in Szymborz, Poland - died August 1, 1926 in Poronin) was a poet, playwright, critic and translator; a foremost representative of Young Poland. ... Grave of Kornel Makuszyński in Zakopane Kornel Makuszyński (8 January 1884 in Stryj, currently Ukraine — 31 July 1953 in Zakopane was a Polish writer of youth literature. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Karol Szymanowski Karol Szymanowski Karol Maciej Korwin-Szymanowski (October 6, 1882–March 28, 1937) was a Polish composer and pianist. ... The Villa Atma The Villa Atma (in Polish Willa Atma) in Zakopane, Poland, is a chalet housing the Karol Szymanowski Museum, a department of the National Museum in Cracow. ... Self-portrait of Witkacy, 1938 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, a. ... Mariusz Zaruski Brigadier-General in Polish Army, was born on 31st January 1867 in Dumanów in Podole region. ... Jerzy Żuławski [YEH-zhih zhoo-LAHV-ski] (July 14, 1874—August 9, 1915) was a Polish novelist, poet, playwright, critic and nationalist, whose best-known work is the science fiction epic Trylogia Księżycowa (The Lunar Trilogy) written between 1901 and 1911. ...

See also

  • Gorals (highlander) ethnic group

The Gorals (Polish: Górale; Slovak: Gorali; literally highlanders) are an ethnic group found along southern Poland, northern Slovakia, and in the region of Teschen Silesia in the Czech Republic, illustrating the conundrum of national identity. ...

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Zakopane
  • Official Page (Local Municipality)
  • Zakopane
  • General information, available in Polish, English, German
  • Zakopane ICT - Travel Guide
  • Symphony No. 3 of Henryk Górecki using text found in a Gestapo cell in Zakopane.

Coordinates: 49°18′N, 19°58′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Henryk Górecki. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Zakopane, Poland's premier mountain resort, is one of the country's most popular holiday destinations, both in the winter for ski-ing, and in the summer, for hiking and camping.
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[zako'panε]) is a town in southern Poland with approximately 28,000 inhabitants (2004), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy Sącz Voivodship from 1975-1998).
Zakopane is the most important Polish centre of mountaineering and skiing, and is visited by about two million tourists annually.
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