An industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula; Also called: Krakow, Krakau.
Alternative form of Kraków, a Polish city.
/ krɑːkaʊ /
City S Poland on the Vistula Cracow.
Or Cracow; City in Poland, on the river Vistula; It is an industrial center producing railroad wagons, paper, chemicals, and tobacco. It was capital of Poland about 1300–1595.
Founded about 1400, its university, at which the astronomer Copernicus was a student, is one of the oldest in central Europe. There is a 14th-century Gothic cathedral.