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Wadowice





Wadowice is a town situated in the southern part of Poland. The River Skawa flows by the city.
This town has an estimated population of 19,200 people (2006). The Wadowice postal code is 34-100 and area code is +48 33.

The establishment of this city dates back to the 14th century. The city status was granted to Wadowice in 1430.

The economy of this city is mainly depended on sight seeing and tourism. Besides small industries producing machineries and construction materials are located here. Poland's largest shoe maker Badura and juice producer Maspex is based here.
Tourist Attractions in Wadowice include:
  • Parochial Church
  • Holy Father family House museum
  • Emil Zegadlowicz monument
  • Burgher houses in Pope John Paul II
  • Koscielna 4 street, which is a house of 18th century
  • Mikolaj manor
Notable personalities born in Wadowice town are:
  • Pope John Paul II ( 1920)
  • Rafal Bujnowski, a painter
  • Berta Lask, a German writer
  • Carmelite monastery
  • Ada Sari, opera singer
  • Saint Raphael Kalinowski, who founded the Walowice college
Every year many travelers visit this place, which is better known as the birth place of Pope John Paul II. Wadowice is one of the historical towns of Poland.



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