Rożnów, Lesser Poland Voivodeship
|County||Nowy Sącz County|
|Gmina||Gródek nad Dunajcem|
Rożnów [ˈrɔʐnuf] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gródek nad Dunajcem, within Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of Nowy Sącz and 64 km (40 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.
The village has a population of 1,700.
Rożnów is the location of a dam on the Dunajec and a power station built in 1935-1941. The dam was constructed originally to prevent flooding after the disastrous 1934 flood in Poland which took the lives of 55 people and caused damages estimated at 60 million interbellum Polish zlotys; the biggest flood in the Second Polish Republic.
The construction of the Rożnów Dam resulted in the creation of the Lake Rożnów which took two years to fill along the 80 kilometre stretch of the Dunajec river. The depth of the reservoir reaches 30 metres.
- History and description of Lake Roznow
- Lake Roznow Tourist Service
- Association of the Lake Roznow Communes
- Jewish Community in Rożnów on Virtual Shtetl