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Limanowa (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Lesser Poland
Powiat : Limanova
Area : 18.7  km²
Geographic location : 49 ° 43 '  N , 20 ° 26'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 43 '0 "  N , 20 ° 26' 0"  E
Height : 400 m npm
Residents : 15,157
(June 30, 2019)
Postal code : 34-600, 34-601, 34-651
Telephone code : (+48) 18
License plate : KLI
Economy and Transport
Street : State road 28
Rail route : Chabówka – Nowy Sącz
Next international airport : Krakow-Balice
Gminatype: Borough
Residents: 15,157
(June 30, 2019)
Community number  ( GUS ): 1207011
Administration (as of 2012)
Mayor : Wladyslaw Bieda
ul.Jana Pawła II 9 34-600 Limanowa
Website :

Limanowa [ lʲima'nɔva ] is a town in the powiat Limanowski in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship , Poland . It is the seat of the Powiat Limanowski and the rural community of the same name , to which the city does not belong.

Overview of the city


Geographical location

It is located 23 km north-west of Nowy Sacz in the eastern part of Inselbeskiden ( Beskid Wyspowy ). The streams Starowiejski, Jabłoniecki and Mordarka form the river in the urban area Sowlina .

Droga krajowa 28 Zator - Nowy Sącz - Sanok - Przemyśl run through the town .

Expansion of the urban area and structure

The city has an area of ​​18.7 km². Of this, 60% of the urban area is used for agriculture, 16% is covered with forest. It is divided into the districts center, Łososina Górna, Sowliny.


The first mention of the place is from 1489 under the name "Ilmanowa". The older literature claimed that the founder was a certain Wilman who built the town of Mszana Dolna or Kinsbark earlier around 1345 . The possessive place name was derived from the German personal name Ilman . At the time of the first mention there were two villages: Ilmanowa nowa (1490) and Starawies (1489) or Ilmanowa antiqua (1490). In 1552 a Vogt (advocatus) named Macej von Ilmanowa was mentioned, but Wilmanow (Ilmanowa Nowa) was given town charter in 1565 under Magdeburg law , while the old Limanowa was only named as Stara Wieś until today.

The city, whose name became today's Limanowa from the late 16th century after the metathesis Il-> Li , was destroyed several times by fire and acts of war. At the end of the sixteenth century there was a parish school in Limanowa. The first mention of the presence of Jews in Limanowa comes from 1640.

After the First Partition of Poland, Limanowa became part of the new Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria of the Habsburg Empire (from 1804). In 1885 the city was connected to the railway line from Chabówka to Nowy Sącz , which was built as part of the Galician Transversal Railway. At the time, Limanova was sometimes described as the westernmost true shtetl in the Beskids , because the Jewish population made up almost half of the town's residents. In 1900 Limanowa had an area of ​​199 hectares, with 228 houses and 1806 inhabitants, of which 1790 were Polish-speaking, besides 1024 Roman Catholics there were 778 Jews. During the First World War , the Battle of Limanowa-Lapanow took place here in 1914 . The Provincial Church in Limanowa, built from 1911 to 1918, is considered to be the “most Polish of all Polish churches”. In the years 1919 to 1939 the electrification and the municipal water supply were built. After the war, the city limits were extended by incorporating surrounding villages. In 1970 a local museum “Muzeum Regionalnego Ziemi Limanowskiej” was set up and the “House of Culture” was built. In 1975 Limanowa became a township . From 1975 to 1998 the city was part of the Nowy Sącz Voivodeship .

Rural community

The rural community ( gmina wiejska ) Limanowa has an area of ​​152.39 km², on which 25,550 people live (June 30, 2019). 23 districts with a Schulzenamt belong to it .

Twin cities

sons and daughters of the town


  • MKS Limanovia Szubryt, (soccer)
  • LKS Płomień Limanowa (football, chess)
  • Międzyszkolny Klub Sportowy w Limanowej (basketball)
  • Kyokushin Karate Club
  • UKS Płomień (table tennis).

Web links

Commons : Limanowa  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division. As of June 30, 2019. Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS) (PDF files; 0.99 MiB), accessed December 24, 2019 .
  2. (pl / en), accessed on September 2, 2014
  3. Tomasz Jurek (editor): x ( pl ) In: Słownik Historyczno-Geograficzny Ziem Polskich w Średniowieczu. Edycja elektroniczna . PAN . 2010-2016. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  4. a b Kazimierz Rymut , Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch: Nazwy miejscowe Polski: historia, pochodzenie, zmiany . 6 (L-Ma). Polska Akademia Nauk . Instytut Języka Polskiego, Kraków 2005, p. 1 (Polish, online ).
  5. a b Tomasz Jurek (editor): ILMANOWA NOWA ( pl ) In: Słownik Historyczno-Geograficzny Ziem Polskich w Średniowieczu. Edycja elektroniczna . PAN . 2010-2016. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. a b Tomasz Jurek (editor): ILMANOWA STARA ( pl ) In: Słownik Historyczno-Geograficzny Ziem Polskich w Średniowieczu. Edycja elektroniczna . PAN . 2010-2016. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  7. Ludwig Patryn (Ed.): Community encyclopedia of the kingdoms and countries represented in the Reichsrat, edited on the basis of the results of the census of December 31, 1900, XII. Galicia . Vienna 1907 ( online ).
  8. JS Wronski: Heimatstil and national trends in Polish sacred architecture at the beginning of the 20th century, in: Das Münster 45 (1992) 17.
  9. Dz.U. 1975 no 17 poz. 92 (Polish) (PDF; 802 kB)