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A żupnik (from żupa, old Polish word for a salt mine) in Polish salt and metal mining of the 18th and 19th century was a manager which oversaw the operations of a mining district, often in the name of the king. Between the 13th and the 18th centuries Żupnik was in charge of the Royal Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Bochnia Salt Mine in southern Poland, near the original capital city of Kraków of the Piast dynasty.[1]

List of żupniks:


  1. ^ Encyklopedia PWN (2013). "Title: żupnik". Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Retrieved 21 September 2013.