Gorlice (pronounced [ɡɔrˈlit͡sɛ], Yiddish: גאָרליץ-Gurlitz) is a city and an urban municipality ("gmina") in south eastern Poland with around 29,500 inhabitants (2008). It is situated south east of Kraków and south of Tarnów between Jas³o and Nowy S¹cz in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Nowy S¹cz Voivodeship (1975�1998). It is the capital of Gorlice County.
The city lies in the Ropa and Sêkówka River Valleys, surrounded by several mountain ranges of the Carpathian Mountains, namely their part called Beskid Niski (Low Beskid) massive. It is located in the heartland of the Do³y (Pits), and its average elevation above sea level is 380 metres (1,247 ft), although there are some more considerable hills located within the confines of the city. The city is nowadays situated in a heavily populated region 14.6 miles from Jas³o, 21.2 miles from Nowy S¹cz, 25.5 miles from Tarnów, and 62.6 miles from Kraków.
Gorlice was founded during the reign of Casimir the Great in 1354 by German settlers from Görlitz (see also Walddeutsche). The city was the focal point of the German Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive during World War I, in May, 1915. Hence the "Gorlice fair" or "Gorlice days" held every year during the May Bank Holidays and adjoining days, which are enjoyed by many visitors both domestic and from abroad.
Photos of Gorlice where we usually go to the swimming pool.