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Aerial view of Main Square
Aerial view of Main Square
Coat of arms of Wadowice
Coat of arms
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyWadowice County
GminaGmina Wadowice
Established14th century
Town rights1430
 • MayorEwa Filipiak
 • Total12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Highest elevation318 m (1,043 ft)
Lowest elevation250 m (820 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total19,149
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code34–100
Area code(s)+48 33
Car platesKWA

Wadowice [vadɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (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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