Łapsze Niżne

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Location
49°24'00"N
020°15'00"E
Country
 Poland
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Łapsze Niżne [ˈwapʂɛ ˈniʐnɛ], (Slovak: Nižné Lapše, German: Unterlapsch, Hungarian: Alsólápos) is a village in Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Łapsze Niżne. It lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Nowy Targ and 77 km (48 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.The village has a population of 1,400. It is one of the 14 villages in the Polish part of the historical region of Spiš (Polish: Spisz). Łapsze Niżne (where Niżne means Lower, as it lays lower in the valley) is the older village from the sister settlement Łapsze Wyżne (where Wyżne means Upper). The local parish was first mentioned in 1274.
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