Żegiestów

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Żegiestów
Village
Żegiestów is located in Poland
Żegiestów
Żegiestów
Coordinates: 49°23′N 20°48′E / 49.383°N 20.800°E / 49.383; 20.800Coordinates: 49°23′N 20°48′E / 49.383°N 20.800°E / 49.383; 20.800
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Sącz County
Gmina Muszyna
Elevation 486 m (1,594 ft)
Population 910
Website www.zegiestow.pl

Żegiestów [ʐɛˈɡʲɛstuf] (Ukrainian: Жеґестів, Zhegestiv) is a spa village in the administrative district of Gmina Muszyna, within Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Muszyna, 28 km (17 mi) south of Nowy Sącz, and 98 km (61 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.[1] The village has a population of 910.

Before World War II it experienced an impressive growth period, becoming a fashionable resort competing with neighbouring Piwniczna and Muszyna. In 1947 the communist government nationalized the spa facilities, but since 1990 the company that originally owned them has been taking legal steps to recover its property. The condition of the buildings has deteriorated, and the Spa House (Dom Zdrojowy) has not been used since 2004.

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