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Krakow Travel Guide, Poland

The city of Kraków happens to be situated in the country of Poland. Although the city of Kraków has always enjoyed the tag of being a capital city yet it has been dangling between different controls as time passed. The city of Kraków was the capital city for the country of Poland between the years 1038 and 1596. Later on between the years 1846 and 1918 the city of Kraków was the capital city for Grand Duchy of Kraków (which came into existence when the city of Kraków was included into Austria), and in 14th century the city became the capital for Kraków Voivodeship. This continued till the year 1999 but as of now the city of Kraków is the capital city for Lesser Poland Voivodeship. This reflects the participation of this city into the history of Kraków.

The annual average temperature for the city of Kraków is around 8 degree Celsius. The annual average highest temperature for the city of Kraków is around 2 degree Celsius while the annual average lowest temperature for the city of Kraków is around -4 degree Celsius. As one can observe the city of Kraków regularly experiences temperate climate due to its location which is in the proximity of Carpathian Mountains and River Vistula. Every year there are around 50 days in the city of Kraków when the temperature goes below freezing point.

If you visit the city of Kraków sometimes in the summer season then you will have to face the western winds which bring with them moderate rainfall. On the other hand during the winter season eastern winds blow in the city of Kraków which heavily decreases the amount of rainfall thus creating the right atmosphere for tourists to enjoy there visit to this city.

As per the census of year 2002 the population for the city of Kraków is around 759000 inhabitants. The city of Kraków stretches over an area of around 330 kilometer square which reflects that the size of the city is actually huge.

Transport facilities in the city of Kraków are appreciable but not as good as they are in different metro cities. Within the city a complex network of buses and tramways run continuously throughout the day so as to connect different sections of the city to each other.

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