Orawka, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

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Orawka
Village
John the Baptist Church, c. 1650[1]
John the Baptist Church, c. 1650[1]
Orawka is located in Poland
Orawka
Orawka
Coordinates: 49°30′32″N 19°43′1″E / 49.50889°N 19.71694°E / 49.50889; 19.71694
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ
Gmina Jabłonka

Orawka [ɔˈrafka], (Slovak: Orávka) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Jabłonka, 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 Jabłonka, 23 km (14 mi) west of Nowy Targ, and 64 km (40 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.[2]

The village lies in the drainage basin of the Black Sea (through Orava, Váh and Danube rivers), in the historical region of Orava (Polish: Orawa), which since the Middle Ages belonged to Hungary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kościół pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela". Otwarty Szlak Architektury Drewnianej (in Polish). Małopolska Organizacja Turystyczna. 
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 


Coordinates: 49°30′32″N 19°43′1″E / 49.50889°N 19.71694°E / 49.50889; 19.71694