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Panorama of Słopnice
Panorama of Słopnice
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Coat of arms of Słopnice
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Słopnice is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°42′N 20°21′E / 49.700°N 20.350°E / 49.700; 20.350Coordinates: 49°42′N 20°21′E / 49.700°N 20.350°E / 49.700; 20.350
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
 • Total6,000

Słopnice [swɔpˈnit͡sɛ] is a village in Limanowa County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Słopnice.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of Limanowa and 50 km (31 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.

The village has a population of approximately 6,000.[citation needed]

Słopnice has five sister cities: Balkány and Zajta in Hungary, Chlebnice in Slovakia, Gießhübl in Austria and Lazuri in Romania.

Eli Sanders, the father of U.S. politician Bernie Sanders and 2016/2020 presidential candidate, was born in Słopnice in 1904 and emigrated to the United States in 1921.[2] Sanders visited the village with his brother Larry Sanders in 2013.[3] In 2016, the mayor, Adam Sołtys, said, "There's quite a bit of excitement in the air here—we're proud of Senator Sanders and we wish our 'homeboy' even greater success!"[3]


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Chana, Jas (20 August 2015). "Straight Outta Brooklyn, by Way of Vermont: The Bernie Sanders Story". Tablet. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Bernie Sander's ancestral town in Poland kvells over his Iowa performance". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.