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Wadowice LuftB.jpg
Coat of arms of Wadowice
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Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyWadowice County
GminaGmina Wadowice
Established14th century
Town rights1430
Government
 • MayorEwa Filipiak
Area
 • Total12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Highest elevation
318 m (1,043 ft)
Lowest elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total19,149
 • Density1,475.3/km2 (3,820.9/sq mi)
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Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34–100
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Car platesKWA
Websitehttp://www.wadowice.pl

Wadowice [vadɔˈvʲit​͡sɛ] (German: Frauenstadt – WadowitzLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.) is a town in Poland in Lesser Poland Voivodeship in the mountainous range known as Zakopane region, 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Krakow - (former Polish capital).

Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) was born there on May 18 1920. He also attended elementary and high school there, graduating with honors in 1938.

The town is twinned with 4 others, all in Italy.

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