Poronin

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Poronin
Mary Magdalene Church
Mary Magdalene Church
Coat of arms of Poronin
Poronin is located in Poland
Poronin
Poronin
Coordinates: 49°20′40″N 20°0′23″E / 49.34444°N 20.00639°E / 49.34444; 20.00639
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyTatra County
GminaGmina Poronin
Elevation
740 m (2,430 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total3,900
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34-520
Area code(s)+48 18
Car platesKTT
Websitehttp://www.poronin.pl

Poronin [pɔˈrɔnin], is a village in southern Poland situated in Tatra County of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy Sącz Voivodeship from 1975-1998).[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Zakopane and 80 km (50 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.

At the beginning of WWI Vladimir Lenin and Nadezhda Krupskaya were staying in Poronin, they were arrested on suspicion of being Russian spies but released soon after.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Read, Cristopher. Lenin: A Revolutionary Life. p. 105.

Coordinates: 49°20′N 20°00′E / 49.333°N 20.000°E / 49.333; 20.000