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Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob, from 1520
Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob, from 1520
Sękowa is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°36′N 21°12′E / 49.600°N 21.200°E / 49.600; 21.200Coordinates: 49°36′N 21°12′E / 49.600°N 21.200°E / 49.600; 21.200
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland Voivodeship
County Gorlice
Commune Gmina Sękowa
Population 4,889

Sękowa (Polish: [sɛŋˈkɔva]) is a historic village in southern Poland, first incorporated by an edict issued on February 22, 1363, by King Kazimierz Wielki.

The village is the site of St. Philip's and St. James' church, built in the beginning of 16th century, one of the six Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland, inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2003.[1]

Sękowa is the seat of rural Gmina Sękowa, administrative district in Gorlice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, on the Polish Slovak border. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-east of Gorlice and 105 km (65 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.

UNESCO World Heritage Site [1]
Hand-carved Main altar
Gate to Church grounds


  1. ^ a b World Heritage Site. "Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland: Sękowa". Inscription. UNESCO. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 

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