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Szczawnica is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°25′N 20°29′E / 49.417°N 20.483°E / 49.417; 20.483
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ
Gmina Gmina Szczawnica
 - Mayor Grzegorz Niezgoda
 - Total 32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
Highest elevation 510 m (1,673 ft)
Lowest elevation 430 m (1,411 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 6,032
 - Density 183.3/km2 (474.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34-460
Car plates KNT

Szczawnica [ʂt​͡ʂavˈnit​͡sa] is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. As of June 30, 2007, its population was 7,378.[1][2]

Szczawnica is a well-known resort town since the mid nineteenth century. Due to the presence of alkali sorrel springs and favorable climatic conditions, many respiratory and digestive tract illnesses are treated there. In 2005 the popular local spa was officially returned by the Polish government to its prewar owners – Count Stadnicki family. The spa has almost two hundred year history. Its last private owner was Count Adam Stadnicki, whose grandson – Andrzej Mańkowski – is the founder of the new Uzdrowiskowe Museum being fitted in the center of Szczawnica, at Dietl Square (2009). The museum of the Szczawnica resort aims to present more than 350 different types of artifacts associated with the local therapeutics, archival documents, drawings, plans of buildings, old photographs, postcards and books.

Szczawnica has many snow skiing trails and slopes. The longest (2 km) at Palenica, is fitted with the 4-chair ski lift and overhead lighting – capacity 2,200 people per hour. It is operated by a state agency.

Uzdrowiskowe Museum, formerly Stadnicki estate

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Notable people

The ski mountaineer Szymon Zachwieja was born in Szczawnica.

Coordinates: 49°25′30″N 20°29′00″E / 49.425°N 20.4833333°E / 49.425; 20.4833333


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Central Europe : Poland : Szczawnica

Szczawnica [1] is a city in Malopolskie, in Poland.


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