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Klęczany, Nowy Sącz County

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Klęczany
Village
Klęczany
Klęczany
Coordinates: 49°39′58″N 20°37′52″E / 49.66611°N 20.63111°E / 49.66611; 20.63111
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyNowy Sącz County
GminaChełmiec
Population
1,048

Klęczany [klɛnˈt͡ʂanɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Chełmiec, within Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-west of Chełmiec, 7 km (4 mi) north-west of Nowy Sącz, and 67 km (42 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.[1]

The village has a population of 1,048.[citation needed]

Economy

In 1858, oil production was established and, in 1859, an oil refinery operated here until World War I. By 1867, an oil well was drilled with steam to 200 meters.

On December 16, 1884, the Galician Transversal Railway began train services at Klęczany.

KSS Rock Mine

Rock mine as seen from the opposing mountain
Rock mine as seen from the opposing mountain

A prominent landmark in Klęczany is the highly visible rock mine which was opened in 1912, right after World War II, and continues to operate to this day.[2]

The mine produces sandstone, which is later used for roads and other construction projects throughout Poland.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ http://www.ksskleczany.pl/


Coordinates: 49°39′58″N 20°37′52″E / 49.66611°N 20.63111°E / 49.66611; 20.63111


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Klęczany, Nowy Sącz County
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