Limanowa

Limanowa is a small town (population 14,000) in southern Poland, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Limanowa pretends to be administrative, economic, and cultural center. The town is well-prepared to receive tourists. In a local school, American students meet every year during the summer holidays.

Traveling to Limanowa is easy as it has connections with the main southern cities of Poland.

Limanowa became a town when in 1565 the Polish king gave it city rights.

In World War I, Limanowa was located at the Eastern Front. At the start of the war, it the site of the Battle of Limanowa between December 1st and December 9th, 1914 in which the Austro-Hungarian Army repelled a Russian breakthrough southwestwards between Limanowa and Krakw.

During the Second World War there was a ghetto in Limanowa in which the German occupiers murdered 50% of Jewish population of Limanowa. There was also a refinery taken over by the Germans and being one of the main sources of oil for German army in this part of Poland.