Mazovia This is map of the Mazovia and his herb. Capital of the Mazowia is Warsaw. Warsaw is the capital of Poland too.
Location Mazovia Province covers an area of 35,597 square kilometers and is the largest administrative region of the country. Its area accounts for 11.4% of Poland's territory.
Location From the west Mazovia Province borders on Kujawsko- Pomorskie and Łódzkie Provinces; from the north on Warmińsko- Mazurskie; from the east on Podlaskie and Lubelskie, and from the south - on Świętokrzyskie Province.
Transportation The central location in the country as well as the functions of the capital fulfilled by Warsaw contribute to the well developed transportation network of Mazovia Province.The main roads of the country run through Warsaw, connecting the capital of Poland with neighboring countries.
Transportation Three international routes play the major role: E-30 running from Berlin via Sochaczew, Warsaw, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Siedlce to the eastern border in Terespol, and then to Minsk and Moscow; E-67 running from Warsaw to Prague and Rome;
Transportation E-77 constitutes the northern transportation axis of Europe, connecting Stockholm with Budapest via Gdańsk, Warsaw, Radom, Cracow, and the expressway No.17 Warsaw-Lvov.
Population Mazovia Province is populated by 13.1% of all Polish citizens, which is 5,065,000 people, making this region the largest in the country as regards population.
Economy Mazovia Province is the unquestionable business leader. It concentrates nearly 18% of all businesses registered in the country. There are 8,926 enterprises in the public sector, which accounts for only 2.1%. The remainder, almost 330,000, are private companies.
Economy Types of activity (%) (chart): 39% - retail 13.5% - manufacturing 12.6% - servicing of real estate and business 10.2% - construction 8,5% - transportation, telecommunication, storing
Culture It is also the natural result of the functions of the capital that are fulfilled by this city. In Warsaw can be found the vast majority of culture- propagating institutions, associations and unions which gather artists, prestigious artistic events and creators of art who live here.
Culture There are 24 professional theaters, 100 galleries presenting contemporary art, over 50 museums, nearly 3,000 publishers. Among the cultural and art institutions of national significance the following ones should be mentioned:
Culture National Library (with 6.5 million volumes in its collection), National Philharmonic, Great Theater - National Opera, National Museum, National Gallery of Contemporary Art "Zachęta", Contemporary Art Center in Ujazdowski Castle.
Tourism The flat landscape of Mazovia Province, varied by the Vistula, Bug, Narew, Pilica and Bzura river beds, with the following forests: Biała, Bolimowska, Iłżecka, Kamieniecka, Kampinoska, Kozienicka and Zielona, abounding in lakes - favors various forms of tourism.