Nowy Łupków

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Nowy Łupków
Village
Village church
Village church
Nowy Łupków is located in Poland
Nowy Łupków
Nowy Łupków
Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 22°5′2″E / 49.25667°N 22.08389°E / 49.25667; 22.08389
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Subcarpathian
County Sanok
Gmina Komańcza
Population 390

Nowy Łupków [ˈnɔvɨ ˈwupkuf] (Ukrainian: Новий Лупків, Novyi Lupkiv) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Komańcza, within Sanok County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south of Komańcza, 34 km (21 mi) south of Sanok, and 87 km (54 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów. The village has a population of 390.

The village emerged when the local narrow gauge railway station was built in 1872, along the line from Zagórz to then-Hungarian-owned Slovakia. At first, its inhabitants were mostly working on the railways. Currently, it is the southernmost railroad station in Poland, and a rail border crossing with Slovakia.

A penal colony was built here after the Second World War, in which a number of Solidarność representatives were imprisoned during the Martial law in Poland period in 1981 and 1982.

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Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 22°5′2″E / 49.25667°N 22.08389°E / 49.25667; 22.08389