Our name’s origins

Our team’s name is Kraksat. We live in Cracow (Kraków) and around it. We’ve created the name by trimming the last two letters from the word “Kraków”, creating the core of “krak” (which literally means a river distributary).

It’s a beautiful city. It was the capital of Poland until 1795, and the seat of the rulers of Poland until 1611. It is situated on the Vistula River (Wisła), on the areas of the Kraków Gate, the Nida Basin and the West-Beskidian Piedmont. Today it’s the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

The full name of the city is “Royal Capital City of Kraków”, which refers to its historical function of being the capital of Poland.

Among the most valuable architectional objects in Kraków are the Wawel, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Main Square, St. Florian’s Gate and the Kraków Barbican.

The city acts as a administrational, cultural, educational, scientific, economic, services and tourism center.

Twenty-three universities are situated in Krakow, including 10 public ones, 2 catholic and 11 private. Public ones include Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Economics, Agricultural University of Cracow, AGH University of Science and Technology, Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology, Academy of Music in Kraków, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, The University School of Physical Education in Krakow, and Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts.

Wawel Hill
Jakub Hałun, CC-BY 3.0