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Encyclopedia > Greater Poland
Voivodship wielkopolskie since 1999
Voivodship wielkopolskie since 1999
Coat of Arms for voivodship wielkopolskie
Coat of Arms for voivodship wielkopolskie

Greater Poland (also "Great Poland"; Polish: , German: Großpolen, Latin: Polonia Maior) is a historical region of west-central Poland. File links The following pages link to this file: Greater Poland Voivodship Categories: GFDL images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Greater Poland Voivodship Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (703x815, 76 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (703x815, 76 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Wielkopolska. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...

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Name of the region

Wielkopolska was the core of the early medieval Polish state, is often termed "the cradle of Poland," and at times has simply been called "Poland" (Latin: Polonia). The name of Greater Poland is first mentioned in the Latin form, "Polonia Maior," in 1257, and in Polish ("w Wielkej Polszcze") in 1449. The region's name may be construed as referring to old Poland, as opposed to the new Poland, Lesser Poland (Polish: Małopolska; Latin: Polonia Minor), a region in southeastern Poland with its capital at Kraków, rather than the whole of Poland as a state and country. Lesser Poland voivodship since 1999 Lesser Poland (sometimes also referred to as Little Poland, Polish MaÅ‚opolska, Latin Polonia Minor) is one of the historical regions of Poland. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ...


Geography

Greater Poland comprises much of the area drained by the Warta River and its tributaries, including the Noteć River. There are two major geographic regions. In the north, the lake district, full of post-glacial lakes and hills. In the south, the rather flat plain. Warta (Latin: Varta, German: Warthe) is a river in western-central Poland, a tributary of the Oder river. ... The Noteć (German: Netze, Latin: Natissis) is a river in central Poland with a length of 388 km (7th longest) and a basin area of 17,330 km². It is a tributary of the Warta river and lies completely within Poland. ...


Administratively, the historical area is divided into the voivodships of Greater Poland, and parts of Lubusz, Kuyavia-Pomerania and Łódź. A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: voievodat, Polish: województwo, Serbian: vojvodstvo or vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Wielkopolska Voivodship (Polish: województwo wielkopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship of western-central Poland. ... Lubusz Voivodship (Polish: województwo lubuskie) is an administrative region, or voivodship, of western Poland. ... Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship (in Polish Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie) is an administrative region, or voivodship, in central-northern Poland. ... Łódź Voivodship. ...


Major cities and towns

(population 2003)

PoznaÅ„ (in Polish ; full official name: The Capital City of PoznaÅ„, Latin: Posnania, German: Posen, Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... Kalisz (pronounce: [kaliʃ]) is a city in central Poland with 109,800 inhabitants (1995). ... Konin is a town on Warta river in central Poland with 82,700 inhabitants (1995). ... PiÅ‚a (German Schneidemühl) is a town in northwestern Poland. ... Motto: none Voivodship Greater Poland Municipal government Mayor Jaromir Dziel Area 40,9 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 71 040 none 1737/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1239 Latitude Longitude 52°32 N 17°36 E Area code +48 61 Car plates PGN Twin towns Anagni, Esztergom, Falkenberg, Saint... Coat of Arms of Leszno Leszno (pronunciation) is a town in central Poland with 63,300 inhabitants (2001). ... Śrem is a town on Warta river in central Poland with 29,800 inhabitants (1995). ... Coat of Arms of Turek Turek is a town in central Poland with 30,700 inhabitants (1995). ... Krotoszyn(German Krotoschin) is a town in central Poland with 28,900 inhabitants as of 1995. ... WrzeÅ›nia is a town in central Poland with 28,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Swarzędz is a town in central Poland with 27. ... Jarocin is a town in central Poland with 25,700 inhabitants (1995). ... Kościan. ... WÄ…growiec is a town in northwestern Poland, 50 km from both PoznaÅ„ and Bydgoszcz. ... Coat of Arms of KoÅ‚o The Gothic castle in KoÅ‚o, built in the 14th century KoÅ‚o location map KoÅ‚o is a town on Warta river in central Poland with 23,493 inhabitants (2004). ... Luboń is a town in central Poland with 20,700 inhabitants (1995). ... Środa Wielkopolska is a town in central Poland with 21,400 inhabitants (1995). ... Rawicz is a town in central Poland with 21,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Gostyń is a town in central Poland with 20,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Chodzież is a town in north-western Poland with 20,400 inhabitants (1995). ...

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Greater Poland
Coat of Arms of Greater Poland
Historical administrative divisions
Duchy of Greater Poland (12th-13th centuries) • Poznań Voivodship and Kalisz Voivodship (until 1768) • Poznań Voivodship, Kalisz Voivodship and Gniezno Voivodship (until 1793) • South Prussia (until 1806) • Poznań Department, Kalisz Department and Bydgoszcz Department (until 1815) • Grand Duchy of Poznań (until 1846) • Province of Posen (until 1918) • Poznań Voivodship (until 1939) • Reichsgau Posen (1939) • Reichsgau Wartheland (until 1945) • Poznań Voivodship (until 1975) • Poznań Voivodship, Kalisz Voivodship, Leszno Voivodship, Konin Voivodship and Piła Voivodship (until 1998) • Greater Poland Voivodship

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Greater Poland Voivodship (4312 words)
Greater Poland Voivodship (in Polish województwo wielkopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodship of western-central Poland It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Poznan, Kalisz, Konin, Pila and Leszno voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998.
Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1848 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Grand Duchy of Poznań; (or the Greater Poland region) against the occupying Prussian forces, during the Spring of Nations period.
Poland's principal ports and harbours are Gdańsk, Gdynia, Kołobrzeg, Szczecin, Świnoujście, Ustka, Warsaw, and Wrocław.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Greater Poland Uprising (9335 words)
Greater Poland Uprising of 1918–1919 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1918–19 roku) was a military insurrection of the Polish people in the Greater Poland region (also called the Grand Duchy of Poznań) against the German/Prussian forces.
Gostyń is a town in Greater Poland Voivodship (from 1975 to 1998 in Leszno Voivodship), in Gostyń County.
Czersk (51° 57′0″N, 21° 13′60″E) is a village in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland.
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