- By Orlie E.
- Published 09/13/2007
Krakow or Cracow is a historic city in southern Poland on the Vistula River at the foot of the Carpathian Plateau, 219 m above sea level. Approximately 300 km north is Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and 100 km south are the Tatra Mountains, forming the southern border of the country. The city is an industrial, cultural, and educational center of southern Poland, and is the third largest city in the country.