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Krynica-Zdrój is situated in Beskid Sądecki, in the valley of the stream Kryniczanka.

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.