Wadowice

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Wadowice
Aerial view of Main Square

Coat of arms
Wadowice is located in Poland
Wadowice
Coordinates: 49°53′N 19°30′E / 49.883°N 19.5°E / 49.883; 19.5Coordinates: 49°53′N 19°30′E / 49.883°N 19.5°E / 49.883; 19.5
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Wadowice County
Gmina Gmina Wadowice
Established 14th century
Town rights 1430
Government
 • Mayor Ewa Filipiak
Area
 • Total 12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Highest elevation 318 m (1,043 ft)
Lowest elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 19,149
 • Density 1,475.3/km2 (3,820.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34–100
Area code(s) +48 33
Car plates KWA

Wadowice [vadɔˈvʲit​͡sɛ] (German: Frauenstadt – Wadowitz) is a town in Poland in Lesser Poland Voivodeship in the mountainous range known as Zakopane region, 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Krakow - (former Polish capital).

Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) was born there on May 18 1920. He also attended elementary and high school there, graduating with honors in 1938.

The town is twinned with 4 others, all in Italy.

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