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Town square in Wieliczka, Poland

May 15th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Town square in Wieliczka, Poland.

is a town (2006 population: 19,128) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodeship. The town was founded in 1290 by Duke Premislas II of Poland.

Located under the town of Wieliczka is the Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest is at Bochnia, Poland, 20 kilometers from Wieliczka), which has been in operation since prehistoric times.

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