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Gorlice is a city and an urban municipality in south eastern Poland with around 29,500 inhabitants . It is situated south east of Kraków and south of Tarnów between Jasło and Nowy Sącz in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, previously in Nowy Sącz Voivodeship . It is the capital of Gorlice County.GeographyThe city lies between the Ropa and Sękówka river valleys, surrounded by several mountain ranges of the Carpathian Mountains, namely their part called Beskid Niski (Low Beskids) massive. It is located in the heartland of the Doły (Pits), and its average elevation above sea level is 380m, although there are some more considerable hills located within the confines of the city. The city is nowadays situated in a heavily populated region 14.6mi from Jasło, 21.2mi from Nowy Sącz, 25.5mi from Tarnów, and 62.6mi from Kraków.HistoryGorlice was founded during the reign of Casimir the Great in 1354 by German settlers from Görlitz. In that year, the Stolnik of Sandomierz, Derslaw Karwacjan, received royal permission to found a town in a densely forested area of the Carpathian foothills. At that time, this part of Lesser Poland was sparsely populated, mostly by the Walddeutsche. The existence of the town is mentioned in sources from 1388, 1404 and 1417. In the 15th century, Gorlice remained private property of the Karwacjan family.
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