It is surrounded by the hills of Góra Parkowa, Góra Krzyżowa and Jesiennik.
Town Krynica-Zdrój (its former name Krynica was operative till 31st December 2001)
is colloquially called Krynica Górska.
Krynica ( named Krzenycze) had existed before 1547. It was not granted a town charter till 1889.
The town covers the area of about 4000 ha.
There are about 11 400 people who live in the urban district.
In Krynica-Zdrój human population density is 326 per sq. km.
Emil Bodziony has been a mayor of Krynica-Zdrój since year 2002.