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Alternate names: Zakopane [Pol], Zakopona [Yid]. 49°18' N, 19°58' E, 54 miles S of Kraków, at the feet of the Tatra Mountains, near the Slovak border. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, pp. 300-310: "Zakopane". 1900 Jewish population: 198. This town in southern Poland with  28,000 inhabitants in 2004 in Lesser Poland Province since 1999 (1975-98 part of Nowy Sącz Province) is in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. [July 2009]

"gravestones broken into pieces." Source: Cohen, Chester G. "Jewish Cemeteries in Southern Poland" from `An Epilogue' in Shtetl Finder . 1980.
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