Falsztyn

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Location
49°25'39"N
020°16'27"E
Country
 Poland
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Falsztyn ([ˈfalʂtɨn], Slovak: Falštín, German: Falkenstein, Hungarian: Falstin) 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) north-east of Łapsze Niżne, 20 km (12 mi) east of Nowy Targ, and 75 km (47 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.The village has a population of 290. It is one of the 14 villages in the Polish part of the historical region of Spiš (Polish: Spisz). It was probably established in the 15th century. Construction of a local castle named Falkenstein (German Falken + stein) commenced in 1535.
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