Łapsze Wyżne

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Location
49°24'00"N
020°12'00"E
Country
 Poland
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Łapsze Wyżne [ˈwapʂɛ ˈvɨʐnɛ], (Slovak: Vyšné Lapše, German: Oberlapsch, Hungarian: Felsőlápos) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Łapsze Niżne, within Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) west of Łapsze Niżne, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Nowy Targ, and 76 km (47 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.The village has a population of 800. It is one of the 14 villages in the Polish part of the historical region of Spiš (Polish: Spisz). Łapsze Wyżne (where Wyżne means Upper, as it lays upper in the valley) is the younger village from the sister settlement Łapsze Niżne (where Niżne means Lower). It was first mentioned in 1463 and 1469.
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