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Nowy Sącz was formerly a regional seat, now in the Cracovian region,
An important market city of the region.
Nowy Sącz city is a separate county, and is not part of Nowy Sącz county.
The town of Nowy Sacz was founded in 1292 by the Czech King Vaclav II on the site of the earlier village of Kamienica. Situated on the trade route to Hungary, Nowy Sacz quickly developed into an important trade and administrative centre. A castle and fortified walls were built there during the reign of Polish King Casimir the Great.
Between the 14th and 17th centuries it could even compete with Krakow for the label of the most important town of the region.
At the end of the 18th century, after the Partitions of Poland, Nowy Sacz became a part of Austrian Empire. After World War I it was returned to Poland and, following a short period of Polish independence, it suffered 5 years of Nazi occupation. During that time, it was known for its strong resistance movement. After World War II, Nowy Sacz again became a Polish city, for the time being it even is the capital of the province. German name: Neu Sandez. 84268 inhabitants.
Gwidon S. Naskrent, 6 Sept 2000