Nowy Łupków

Nowy Łupków [ˈnɔvɨ ˈwupkuf] (Ukrainian: Новий Лупків, Novyi Lupkiv) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Komańcza, within Sanok County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia.[1] It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south of Komańcza, 34 km (21 mi) south of Sanok, and 87 km (54 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów. The village has a population of 390.

Nowy Łupków
Village
Village church
Village church
Nowy Łupków is located in Poland
Nowy Łupków
Nowy Łupków
Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 22°5′2″E / 49.25667°N 22.08389°E / 49.25667; 22.08389
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSubcarpathian
CountySanok
GminaKomańcza
Population
390

The village emerged when the local railway station was built in 1872, along the line from Zagórz to then-Hungarian-owned Slovakia (First Hungarian-Galician Railway, Erste Ungarisch-Galizische Eisenbahn). At first, its inhabitants were mostly working on the railways. Currently, it is the southernmost railroad station in Poland, and a rail border crossing with Slovakia. In 1890-1898 the village was also linked with narrow-gauge Bieszczadzka Forest Railway.

A penal colony was built here after the Second World War, in which a number of Solidarność representatives were imprisoned during the Martial law in Poland period in 1981 and 1982.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.

Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 22°5′2″E / 49.25667°N 22.08389°E / 49.25667; 22.08389