The "Tuscany" of Poland
Nowy Sącz – the laureate of the Polish Promotional Emblem “Teraz Polska” in the municipality category, in the 19th contest of the competition, the 3rd contest for local governments.
Nowy Sącz, the seat of an urban district authority (poviat) is also the administration centre of subsidiary state agencies and institutions for Nowy Sącz rural district and neighbouring districts as well. Education is one of its main advantages. The town’s hallmark is the College of Business (WSB-NLU). The town authorities are the founders of the State Vocational College (PWSZ).
More than 8 thousand small and medium enterprises operate in the town. In addition, there are also the bigger ones with leading market positions and well-known brands in the European and global markets (for example: Prospona, Expol, Koral, Fakro, Konspol, Wiśniowski). Nowy Sącz Old Town attracts visitors, and so does the Nowy Sącz Ethnographic Park with the unique Little Galician Town and… delicious ice cream from the Nowy Sącz ice cream parlours…
Nowy Sacz is the capital of the area known as the Polish "Tuscany" with a 700 year cultural heritage, three mountain ranges covered with forests, three mountain rivers - Dunajec, Poprad and Kamienica, many health resorts and ski lifts.
Nowy Sacz lies in the heart of the Beskid Sadecki Mountains - one of the most attractive tourist regions of Poland, famous for therapeutic waters, a refreshing climate and wonderful scenery. The city is the "tourist Mecca" of the Beskid Mountains where Karol Wojtyla, later to become the Pope, loved to wander.
"Królewski Gród", the county seat of two counties (Grodzki and Ziemski), during the years 1975 - 1998 the capital of the Nowy Sacz Province, is considered to be a cultural, tourist and economical center of southern Poland. It is characrterized by its: educated youth and hard-working entrepreneurs, with a total of about 8,000 businesses. It also has numerous friends and associates including unusual organizations such as - The Club of the Friends of Nowy Sacz (e-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org), associations of well-known politicians, socialites, scientists and businessmen whose identity is related to Nowy Sacz and are found all over Poland and even the world, from Warsaw and Krakow to Chicago and Tel Aviv.
Partner cities of Nowy Sacz
Columbia County (USA), Gabrowo (Bulgaria), Kiskunhalas (Hungary), Molise (Italy), Narwik (Norway), Netania (Israel), Preszow and Stara Lubowna (Slovakia), Schwerte (Germany), Stryj (the Ukraine), Tarnow (Poland) and Troki (Lithuania).
At the head of the city stands Major President Ryszard Nowak and a 23 member's City Council with their Chairman Mr Jerzy Wituszyński.