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Skoczów (Czech: Skočov, German: Skotschau) is a town in southern Poland with 23,100 inhabitants (1995).

Situated in the Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Bielsko-Biała Voivodeship (1975-1998).

The hill that overlooks the town is dominated by a chapel and a large cross. The Pope visited Skoczów in 1995, holding a mass on said hill and generating a great deal of excitement.

The town has a market on Thursdays, situated next to the Vistula river.

Polish saint St. Jan Sarkander was born in Skoczow.

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