• city area – 57 sq. Km,
• highest point – Majdan Hill –
• lowest point – Wielopole – 272 m above sea level,
• average height of the city – about 300 m above sea level,
• city circuit – 42.3 km,
• length of all streets – 230 km,
• river length – 18 km,
• density – 1486.47 persons / km²
The town has 25 settlements: Barskie, Biegonice, Centrum, Chruślice, Dabrowka, Falkowa, Gołąbkowice, Gorzków, Helena, Kaduk, Kilińskiego, Kochanowskiego, Milenium, Nawojowska, Piątkowa, Poręba Mała, Przewakówka, Stare Miasto, Szujskiego, Westerplatte, Wólki, Przydworcowe, Zabełcze and Zawada.
Border crossings with Slovakia
• Leluchów – Circ (public access roads)
• Piwniczna – Dnis over Poprad (public roads)
• Muszyna – Kurov (small border traffic, road traffic)
• Brewery – Pilhov (small border traffic, road traffic)
• Muszyna – Plavec (public, railway)
Distances between Nowy Sącz and cities in Poland:
Czestochowa – 218 km, Gdańsk – 642 km, Kalisz – 381 km, Katowice – 176 km, Kraków – 97 km,
Krynica – 35 km, Lodz – 297 km, Medyka – 209 km, Oswiecim – 127 km, Poznan – 507 km,
Wodzice – 102 km, Warsaw – 348 km, Wroclaw – 357 km, Zakopane – 98 km.
The city is located in the forks of two major rivers Dunajec and Nawojowskiego. The Hydrographic axis of the Sadecka Valley is the Dunajec River. The waters of Poprad, Nawojowska, Dabrowka, Łubinki, Niskówki and Bieczyczanki take on the surface of Nowy Sącz. It is generally accepted that the rivers of Sądeckie are characterized by considerable variability of flows and states of water. The nature of the rivers of Nowy Sacz is influenced by a number of factors, the main ones being:
Frequent and abundant precipitation accompanying the mountainous areas surrounding the Sadeck Valley;
► fast surface runoff;
► concentric arrangement of rivers;
► low permeability of the substrate (J. Lach, 1997).
The highest water levels are observed after spring thaw and violent torrential downpours. Long-lasting snowflakes occur in the winter and are caused by the occurrence of solid precipitation and long snow cover.Appearing autumn and even summer calves show little retention of the Beskydy.