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Wisła, Poland

June 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Wisła is a town in southern Poland, with a population of about 11,810 (2006), near the border with Czech Republic and Slovakia in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Situated in the Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Bielsko-Biala Voivodship (1975-1998). Located near the national tourist centre Ondraszek, Wisla is a popular year-round tourist destination, with the nearby mountains favoured by ski jumpers. It is known for being the home town of ski jumper Adam Małysz and for the fact that it is the only town in Poland where evangelical people are in majority.

The town is named after the Polish name for the Vistula River.

The well known Wisła soccer club is actually based in Kraków, not in the town of Wisła.

Wisła is also the home of the Beskid Museum, on plac B. Hoffa. It has on display agricultural tools, folk costumes and goatskin bagpipes from the surrounding region.

In Wisła a trail starts that leads to the Stożek Wielki, a mountain on the border with Czech Republic that reaches a height of 978 meters.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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