Republic of Zakopane

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Republic of Zakopane
Rzeczpospolita Zakopiańska

1918
Flag Coat of arms
Capital Zakopane
Languages Polish
Religion Roman Catholicism
Government Republic
President Stefan Żeromski
Vice-President Władysław Zamoyski
Wincenty Szymborski
Mariusz Zaruski
Legislature Parliament
 -  Chamber National Council
Historical era End of World War I
 -  Established October 13, 1918
 -  Disestablished November 16, 1918

The Republic of Zakopane (or Commonwealth of Zakopane; Polish: Rzeczpospolita Zakopiańska) refers to an area in Galicia centered on the city of Zakopane that created its own parliament ("National Organisation") on October 13, 1918. The parliament's principal goal was to join an independent state of Poland. On October 30, the Organisation officially declared its independence from Austria-Hungary and, two days later, made itself a "National Council". This was eventually disestablished on November 16 when the Polish Liquidation Committee took control of Galicia.

The Republic's only president was the Polish writer Stefan Żeromski.[1]

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  1. ^ "Some facts on history". Town of Zakopane. Retrieved 27 June 2014.