Niepołomice in a nutshell
Niepołomice is situated just 25 kilometers away from the centre of Cracow. Apart from the town itself, the municipality comprises twelve surrounding villages: Chobot, Ochmanów, Podłęże, Słomiróg, Staniątki, Suchoraba, Wola Batorska, Wola Zabierzowska, Zabierzów Bocheński, Zagórze, Zakrzowiec and Zakrzów. The municipality has an area of 95 square kilometers, less than one third of which is occupied by the town. The municipality’s population is around 26,000 people, half of them living in Niepołomice. The town is situated at an intersection of major roads: No. 94 road running from the south, No.75 road running from Kraków to Krynica, and A4 east-west motorway.
The town dates back to the 13th century, however the oldest surviving buildings in the area were built in the mid-13th century during the reign of King Casimir the Great. The history of Niepołomice was closely related to the Polish royal court and frequent visits of monarchs to Niepołomice castle.
Today Niepołomice is one of the most rapidly developing municipalities in Poland. Thanks to its favourable location, good infrastructure and the initiatives of local self-government, it has become a place where over twenty large corporations including Coca-Cola, MAN, Royal-Canin, Nidec, DHL or Oknoplast run their business. Apart from that, there are over 1500 businesses registered in Niepołomice.
Niepołomice also provides numerous opportunities for active recreation for its residents and the wider community. Niepołomice Forest with the total area of about 12,000 hectares of wooded land is very popular among, hikers, joggers, and equestrians. Its well-developed recreational infrastructure attracts swimmers, tennis players, as well as football or martial arts enthusiasts.