Nowy Sącz(nô`vĭ sôNch`), Ger. Neu-Sandez, city (1993 est. pop. 79,700), Małopolskie prov., SE Poland, on the Dunajec. It is a railway junction and an administrative and economic center. There are deposits of lignite and petroleum in the vicinity. Chartered in 1298, it passed to Austria in 1772 and was included in Poland in 1919. The city has several old churches; its 14th-century palace was destroyed in World War II.
a city in southern Poland and the administrative center of Nowy Sącz. Situated on the Dunajec River, in the Carpathians. Population, 43,000 (1972). Railroad junction. The chief industries are the repair of railroad locomotives and cars, the manufacture of electrodes, and food processing. Nowy Sącz was founded in the 13th century.