Olkusz situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship previously in Katowice Voivodeship is the capital of Olkusz County. According to the city website, a fable is mentioned that the city was formed by ancient Phoenicians who traveled here and found lead ore. The origin of the name is the Phoenician El-Khuds meaning to chisel.
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The city is on the Baba river, with a major road reaching it from Warsaw, making it the central city of the vicinity. Tourists who wish to visit the nature and historical sites, start from here.