Laskowa, Limanowa County

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Location
49°45'46"N
020°27'07"E
Country
 Poland
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Laskowa [lasˈkɔva] (feminine noun) is a village in Limanowa County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. She is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Laskowa. She is located approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Limanowa and 50 km (31 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.The village has a population of 3,140 (2011).

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Name

The local tale suggests that King with his people found here a hazel forest and ordered to build the village, calling her "wieś Laskowa" literally village of hazel. Laskowa is feminine noun, that sounds like adjective, means something related to: Polish "laska" literally stick (as in e.g. walking stick, stick of rock, or stick of dynamite) or gal. Polish "laskowy orzech" literally hazelnut.

People connected with Laskowa

Józef Joniec - born in Laskowa Pat Sajak - his paternal grandfather was born in Laskowa.
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