Chochołów, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

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Chochołów
Village
Wooden houses alongside the main street
Wooden houses alongside the main street
Coat of arms of Chochołów
Coat of arms
Chochołów is located in Poland
Chochołów
Chochołów
Coordinates: 49°22′4″N 19°49′2″E / 49.36778°N 19.81722°E / 49.36778; 19.81722
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ
Gmina Czarny Dunajec
Population (approx.) 1,135

Chochołów pronounced [xɔˈxɔwuf] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czarny Dunajec, within Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia.[1]

Chochołów lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south of Czarny Dunajec, 19 km (12 mi) south-west of Nowy Targ, and 78 km (48 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków. The village has an approximate population of 1,135.

History[edit]

Czarny Dunajec river in Chochołów

Chochołów is a village comprised almost exclusively of the heritage Polish wooden houses (góralskie chaty) built by the Góral highlanders. It became known as the place of Chochołów Uprising of 1846 (Powstanie chochołowskie) against the foreign oppression throughout the nineteenth century Austrian Partition of Poland.

Its economy is closely associated with the popular Polish-Slovak border crossing.

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Coordinates: 49°22′04.6″N 19°49′02.9″E / 49.367944°N 19.817472°E / 49.367944; 19.817472