Facts About Zakopane
Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland. It lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998, it was in Nowy S?cz Province, but since 1999, it has been in Lesser Poland Province. It had a population of about 27,424 as of 2016.
Zakopane is a center of Góral culture and is known informally as "the winter capital of Poland.” It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing and qualified tourism.
Zakopane is near the border with Slovakia and lies in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Guba?ówka Hill. It can be reached by train or by bus from district capital Kraków, which is about two hours away. Zakopane has an elevation of 800-1,000 m above sea level. The town is centred on the junction of Krupówki and Ko?ciuszko Streets.