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or Crac·ow  (krăk′ou, krä′kou, -ko͞of)
A city of southern Poland on the Vistula River south-southwest of Warsaw. Founded in the eighth century ad, it was the national capital from the 12th century to 1595.


(Placename) the Polish name for Cracow


or Cra•cow

(ˈkræk aʊ, ˈkrɑ kaʊ; Pol. ˈkrɑ kʊf)

a city in S Poland, on the Vistula: the capital of Poland 1320–1609. 748,000.
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Noun1.Krakow - an industrial city in southern Poland on the VistulaKrakow - an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
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Intensively developed part of the town is located in the valley, within the borders of a narrow belt called Brama Krakowska (Sokolowski, 2009), while the region of Cracow is often defined as the Crakow Elevation--Rygiel Krakowski (Ney, 1968).
(2000) 'Making a difference: the impact of government policy on child poverty in Australia 1982 to 1997-98', 26th General Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, Crakow, Poland.
In addition to the principal editors (Andre Padoux [Paris], the late Helene Brunner [Paris], and Gerhard Oberhammer [Vienna]), Teun Goudriaan (Utrecht), Raffaele Torella (Rome), Sylvia Raghunathan Stark (Vienna), Marion Rastelli (Vienna), Marzenna Czerniak-Drozdzowicz (Crakow), Gavin Flood (Oxford), Alexis Sanderson (Oxford), Gerard Colas (Paris), Christian Bouy (Paris), Dominic Goodall (Pondicherry), Judit Torzsok (Lille), Somadeva Vasudeva (Oxford), and Harunaga Isaacson (Hamburg) also contributed entries to one or both of the two volumes.
While much of Poland was laid to waste by the fleeing Nazis in the final months of World War Two, Crakow, encircled in a rapid pincer movement by the Red Army, escaped the scorched earth fate that fell other cities.
Jerzy Schmidt of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Crakow University of Technology, Krakow.
The Polish team is represented by Zywiec (5.6% ABV), which takes its title ( meaning 'full light' ( from the old name for the city of Crakow.
Z., Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Structural Research, The Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Crakow, Poland.