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Stopnica
—  Village  —
Stopnica is located in Poland
Stopnica
Coordinates: 50°26′21″N 20°56′26″E / 50.43917°N 20.94056°E / 50.43917; 20.94056
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Świętokrzyskie
County Busko
Gmina Stopnica
Population (approx.) 1,500
Saints Peter and Paul Church in Stopnica
The remains of Saints Mary Magdalene and Francis Church, destroyed during World War II

Stopnica [stɔpˈnit​͡sa] is a village in Busko County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in south-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Stopnica. It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of Busko-Zdrój and 55 km (34 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kielce.[1] In 2007 the village had an approximate population of 1,500.

In 1362 it was granted the civic rights by king Casimir III the Great. Stopnica lost the rights in 1870. During World War II the village was almost completely destroyed. Before the war Stopnica had a large Jewish community, which perished in the Holocaust.

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Coordinates: 50°26′21″N 20°56′26″E / 50.43917°N 20.94056°E / 50.43917; 20.94056


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