Florynka

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49°34'00"N
020°58'59"E
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 Poland
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Florynka [flɔˈrɨŋka] (Rusyn: Фльоринка, Fliorynka) is a village in southern Poland, in the commune of Grybów, Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Grybów, 22 km (14 mi) east of Nowy Sącz, and 93 km (58 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.

History

1785 – 745 Greek Catholics, 10 Roman Catholics, the village lands comprised 20.22 km2 1840 – 992 Greek Catholics 1859 – 1205 Greek Catholics 1879 – 928 Greek Catholics 1899 – 1150 Greek Catholics 1926 – 1108 Greek Catholics 1936 – 228 Greek Catholics – village switched to Orthodoxy, afterwards there were 1246 Orthodox, 57 Roman Catholics and 37 JewsFlorynka was the place of origin of the short-lived Lemko-Rusyn Republic from 1918 to 1920. The village was incorporated into the Lemko Apostolic Administration in 1934. The Lemko inhabitants of the village were removed in Operation Vistula in 1947, and scattered to 30 different villages in 6 counties.

Church

The Saint Michael Church was built in 1875 and survived to this day. The village Vafka 3 km away was served by the priest Florynka.

Notable people from Florynka

Emil Czyrniański (1824–1888), chemist Walery Jaworski (1849–1924), physician
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