Country : Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska) Capital City: Warsaw (Warszawa) Official Language: Polish Government: Parliamentary republic President: Lech Kaczyński Area: 322 575 km² (69th³) Population: 38,7 mln. Currency: pln (1 złoty=100gr. EUR-> aprox. 3,4 zł) Dialling Code: +48 Time Zone: GMT+1h Bordered By: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania Religion: Roman Catholic 90.7%, Polish Orthodox 1.4%, and the other 7.9%
Poland currently has 16 voivodeships, 379 powiats (including 65 cities with powiat status), and 2,478 districts. Silesian West Pomeranian West Pomeranian Warmian Masurian Warmian- Masurian Podlaskie Lubusz Lower Silesian Lower Silesian Opole Lesser Poland Lesser Poland Subcarpathian Lublin Masovian Kuyavian Pomeranian Kuyavian- Pomeranian GreaterPoland Greater Poland Lodz Swietokrzyskie
Lesser Poland Voivodeship includes part of West Karpats and Lesser Polish Upland. It is near very important junction of communication route. Lesser Poland borders on Silesian Voivodeship (in the west), Swietokrzyskie (in the north), Subcarpathian (in the east) and Slovakia (in the south) Capital City: Cracow (Kraków) Area:15 108 km² Historical Monuments : - The Old Town Of Cracow - Wieliczka Salt Mine - Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (The Mannerist Architectural And Park Landscape Complex And Pilgrimage Park)
Capital City: Katowice Area: 12 333,51 km² Historical Monuments: - Ogrodzieniec Castle - Castle In Bedzin - Parachute Tower Katowice - Bledow Desert Silesia is located in the south of Poland. There are the Varta, the Odra and the Vistula rivers. It borders the Czech Republic. Silesia is near Lesser Poland, which culture and history are completely different. Physically Silesia includes Silesian Highlands, Częstochowa Jurassic Highland Chain, Cirque of Oswiecim and Beskidy.
Opole is one of the sixteen voivodeships in Poland. Its located in the south part of Poland, between Lesser Silesian and Silesian voivodeships. It also borders the Czech Republic; Lodz and Greater Poland Voivodeships. Most of Opole areas are part of north- west Lower Silesian, called Opolszczyzna. Capital City : Opole Area : 9 411,67 km2 Historical Monuments: - Cathedral in Opole -The church of the Holy Trinity -Palace In Kopice - St. Annas Basilica on St. Annas Hill
The church Of The Holy Trinity Cathedral In Opole
Palace In Kopice St. Annas Basilica on St. Annas Hill
Lower Silesian is located in the south-west part of Poland. In the West it borders on Germany and through Sudety on Czech Republic. Historical Monuments: - Town Hall In Wroclaw - The Lower Silesians Fountains - Castle In Kliczkow -Castle In Wojnowice Capital City: Wrocław Area: 19 946,77 km²
Capital City: Szczecin Area: 22 892,48 km² Historical Monuments: -Ice Bastille In Pyrzyce -Palace In Trzebiatowie Region is located in lowlands called Pobrzeza Poludniowobaltyckie… This region is situated at South Baltic coast as well as at Pomeranian coast. Voivodeship is located in north-west part of Poland, at the Baltyk seaside. It borders Germany on the west side, and in Poland with three others voivodeship: -Pomeranian (east) -Greater Poland (east-south) -Lubusz (south)
Capital City: Poznań Area: 29 826,51 km² Historical Monuments: -Church NSPJ In Turek -Town Hall In Ostrow Wielkopolski Greater Poland – voivodeship in the middle-west Poland. It was created in 1999 in Lakes of Greater Poland and The North European Plain, near the Warta. This is the second voivodeship with the biggest area and it takes third place in term of population.
Church NSPJ In Turek Town Hall In Ostrow Wielkopolski
Capital City: Białystok Area: 20 187,01 km² Historical Monuments : - St. Michael Archangels Basilic In Lomza -Branicki Palace Podlaskie is located in the north- east part of Poland, in central Europe. River the Narew flows in the middle of that voivodeship. The Capital city of Podlaskie is Bialystok.
Branicki Palace St. Michael Archangels Basilic In Lomza
Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship includes district of old: Kieleckie Voivodeship, a part of Tarnobrzeskie Voivodeship and a bit of Radomskie, Piotrkowskie and Czestochowskie Voivodeships. Swietokrzyskie is located in central Poland. Historical Monuments: - Health Resort In Busko- Zdrój -Castle in Checiny Capital City: Kielce Area:11 710,20 km²
That region is located in south- east part of the country, and borders on Lwow, Karpaty and Ukraine (east), The Prešov Region in Slovakia (south) and on the other voivodeships like: Lublin, Swietokrzyskie and on Lesser Poland. Capital City: Rzeszów Area:17 845,66 km² Historical Monuments: - Basilica In Lezajsk - Theatre In Rzeszow
Capital City : Lublin Area: 25 122,50 km² Historical Monuments: - Tower Tryniarska In Lublin - Cathedral Hill In Chelm This voivodeship is located between the Vistula and the Bug rivers. Lublin Voivodeship is in the east part of Poland. It borders on: -Podlasie -Subcarpathian -Masovian -Swietokrzyskie
Cathedral Hill In Chelm Tower Tryniarska In Lublin
Historical Monuments: -Castle In Plock -Warsaw's Old Town Capital City : Warszawa Area:35 558,18 km² Masovian Voivodeship is located in the middle – east Poland and it borders on the other voivodeships like: -Podlaskie -Swietokrzyskie -Lublin -Lodz -Warmian – Masurian -Kuyavian – Pomeranian
Capital City : Bydgoszcz Area:17 971,69 km² Kuyavian – Pomeranian Voivodeship was formed in 1999. It includes voivodeships of last Administrative division: -Wroclaw -Torun -Bydgoszcz It contains historic voivodeshis before partition. Historical Monuments: -Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist in Torun - Church In Inowroclaw
Church In Inowroclaw Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist in Torun
Pomeranian borders on Russia (border crosses The Vistula Spit) and on other voivodeships: -Kuyavian – Pomeranian -Warmian – Masurian -Greater Poland -West Pomeranian There is agglomeration of three big cities: -Gdansk -Sopot -Gdynia It is Tricity Capital City: Gdańsk Area:18 310,36 km² Historical Monument: - Fountain Of Neptun in Gdansk -St. Barbaras Church in Gdansk
Fountain Of Neptun In GdanskSt. Barbaras Church in Gdansk
Capital City: Olsztyn Area: 24 173,17 km² Historical Monuments: - Castle In Olsztyn - Castle Of Masurians Bishops This Voivodeship has approximately 24 000 km² and it takes fourth place in Poland. Warmian – Masurian voivodeship consists of historic landscapes. There is Main Masuria (called a land of thousand lakes) and West Masuria ( Ilawa)
Capital City: Łódź Area: 18 218,96 km² Historical Monuments: -Courthouse in Piotrkow -Church In Radomsk Lodz Voivodship is located near border of two big Geomorphologics units: The North European Plain and Polish Highland. In the north part of voivodeship there are plains, and in the south part dominate hillocks.Lodz borders on: -G-Greater Poland - Masovian -S-Swietokrzyskie -S-Silesian -O-Opole -K-Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeships.