Falsztyn

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Falsztyn
Village
Falsztyn
Falsztyn
Falsztyn is located in Poland
Falsztyn
Falsztyn
Coordinates: 49°25′39″N 20°16′27″E / 49.42750°N 20.27417°E / 49.42750; 20.27417
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ
Gmina Łapsze Niżne
Population 290

Falsztyn ([ˈfalʂtɨn], Slovak: Falštín, German: Falkenstein, Hungarian: Falstin) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Łapsze Niżne, within Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-east of Łapsze Niżne, 20 km (12 mi) east of Nowy Targ, and 75 km (47 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.[1]

The village has a population of 290.

It is one of the 14 villages in the Polish part of the historical region of Spiš (Polish: Spisz). It was probably established in the 15th century. Construction of a local castle named Falkenstein (German Falken + stein) commenced in 1535.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Józef Nyka (2010). Pieniny. Przewodnik. Latchorzew. p. 59. ISBN 978-83-60078-09-9. 

Coordinates: 49°25′39″N 20°16′27″E / 49.42750°N 20.27417°E / 49.42750; 20.27417