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Encyclopedia > Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Location
Administrative division
Counties
General information
Capital city Kraków
Area 15 108 km²
Population
 - density
3 253 000
215 people/km²
Powiats
 - Urban counties
 - Land counties

3
19
Communes 182

Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo małopolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. It has an area of 15,100 square kilometers, and a population of 3,253,000. Image File history File links Malopolskie_flaga. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A powiat (pronounced povyat; plural, powiaty) is the Polish third-level unit of administration, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture (NUTS-3) in some countries. ... Powiat is the Polish name for county, a second-level unit of the administrative division and local government in Poland. ... Powiat is the Polish name for county, a second-level unit of the administrative division and local government in Poland. ... Gmina is the principal unit (lowest level) of the territorial division in Poland, and is equivalent to a commune or municipality. ... 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). ...


It was created on January 1, 1999 out of the former Kraków, Tarnów, Nowy Sącz and parts of Bielsko-Biała and Katowice voivodeships, pursuant to the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The voivodeship's name recalls the region's traditional name, Małopolska. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Kraków Voivodship (1) 1975-1998 (Polish: województwo krakowskie) also named (1975-84) Kraków Metropolitan Voivodship (województwo miejskie krakowskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... Tarnów Voivodship Tarnów Voivodship (Polish: województwo tarnowskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975–1998, superseded by Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... Nowy Sacz Voivodship Nowy Sacz Voivodship (Polish: województwo nowosÄ…deckie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975–1998, superseded by Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... Bielsko-Biala Voivodship Bielsko-Biala Voivodship (Polish: województwo bielskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from 1975 to 1998, superseded by Silesian Voivodship and Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... Katowice Voivodship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Silesian Voivodship. ...


It is bounded on the north by the Góry Świętokrzyskie (Świętokrzyskie Mountains), on the west by the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (a broad range of hills stretching from Kraków to Częstochowa), and on the south by the Tatra, Pieniny and Beskidy Mountains. ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyskie Mountain landscape ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyskie Mountains (sometimes also known as the Holy Cross Mountains, Polish  Góry ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyskie?) are a mountain range in central Poland, in the vicinity of the city of Kielce. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Motto: CzÄ™stochowa is a good city Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta CzÄ™stochowy Mayor Tadeusz Wrona Area 160 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 248,894 (2004) none 1 597/km² Founded City rights 11th century after 1370 Latitude Longitude 50°48N 19°07E Area code +48... Tatras Tatra mountains or Tatras or Tatra (in Polish and Slovak Tatry, which is a plural proper noun) is a mountain range on the border of Poland and Slovakia, the highest part of the Carpathian Mountains. ... Beskidy Mountains (Beskid Mountains, Beskidy, Beskydy, Beskids) is a series of Czech Republic, northwestern Slovakia, and southern Poland, along the border between Poland and the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ...


It is an ancient region and, together with Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) and Silesia (Śląsk), formed the early medieval Polish state. Voivodship wielkopolskie since 1999 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. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlonsk / Åšlónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


Almost all of Lesser Poland lies in the Vistula river catchment area. The city of Kraków was one of the European Cities of Culture of the year 2000. Kraków has railway and road connections with Katowice (expressway), Warsaw, Wrocław and Rzeszów. It lies at the crossroads of major international routes linking Dresden with Kyiv, and Gdańsk with Budapest. The second largest international airport in Poland (after Warsaw), the John Paul II International Airport, is located here. 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. ... The Vistula (Polish: WisÅ‚a) is the longest river in Poland. ... The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... WrocÅ‚aw, (Polish pronunciation: (?), Czech: , German: ( (help· info)), Latin: Wratislavia or Vratislavia) is the capital of Lower Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ... Rzeszów (pronounce: [ʒεʃuv]) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 164 000 (2005), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszow Voivodship (1945-1998). ... From left to right: Brühls Terrace; the Hofkirche and the castle; the Semper Opera House. ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... GdaÅ„sk (?· i; German: , Kashubian: , Latin: ; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Location Location of Budapest in Hungary Government Country   County Hungary / E.U.   none Mayor Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ) Geographical characteristics Area     City 525,16 km²     Land   n/a km²     Water   n/a km² Population... An International airport is an airport where flights from other countries land and/or take off. ... Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport () is an airport located in the OkÄ™cie borough of Warsaw, Poland. ... John Paul II International Airport () is an international (intercontinental) airport located near Krakow (in the village of Balice, 11 km west of the city, 35 minutes from the city centre), in the south of Poland. ...

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Economy

The region's economy includes high technology, banking, chemical and metallurgical industries, coal, ore, food processing, and spirit and tobacco industries. The most industrialised city of the voivodeship is Kraków. The largest regional enterprise operates here, the Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks in Nowa Huta, employing 17,000 people. Another major industrial center is located in the west, in the neighbourhood of Chrzanów (chiefly the production of railway engines) and Oświęcim (chemical works). Kraków Park Technologiczny, a Special Economic Zone, has been established within the voivodeship. There are almost 210,000 registered economic entities operating in the voivodeship, mostly small and medium-sized, of which 234 belong to the state-owned sector. Foreign investment, growing in the region, reached approximately USD 1.5 billion by the end of 1997. Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Iron ore (Banded iron formation) Manganese ore Lead ore Gold ore An ore is a volume of rock containing components or minerals in a mode of occurrence which renders it valuable for mining. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Nowa Huta (literally New Steel Mill) - is the easternmost district of Kraków. ... View into part of the market square. ... A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Universities

102,000 students attend fifteen Kraków institutions of higher learning. The Jagiellonian University, the largest university in the city (27,000 students), was founded in 1364 as Cracow Academy. Nicolaus Copernicus and Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) graduated from it. The AGH University of Science and Technology (18,700 students) is considered to be the best technical university in Poland. The Academy of Economics, the Pedagogical University, the Kraków Technical University and the Agricultural Academy are also very highly regarded. There are also the Fine Arts Academy, the State Theatre University and the Musical Academy. Nowy Sacz has become a major educational center in the region thanks to its Higher School of Business and Administration, with an American curriculum, founded in 1992. The school has 2,200 students. There are also two private higher schools in Tarnów. Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet JagielloÅ„ski, often shortened to UJ) is a university in Krakow, Poland. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Charles V becomes King of France. ... Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet JagielloÅ„ski, often shortened to UJ) is a university in Krakow, Poland. ... Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) was an astronomer who provided the first modern formulation of a heliocentric (sun-centered) theory of the solar system in his epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a [1] (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from... AGH University of Science and Technology (Polish Akademia Górniczo - Hutnicza) is the second largest and one of the most prestigious technical universities in Poland. ... Nowy Sącz is a town in southern Poland with 84,400 inhabitants (2003). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Tourism

Four national parks and numerous reserves have been established in the voivodeship to protect the environment of Lesser Poland. The region has areas for tourism and recreation, including Zakopane (Poland's most popular winter resort) and the Tatra, Pieniny and Beskidy Mountains. The natural landscape features many historic sites. The salt mine at Wieliczka, the pilgrimage town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, and Kraków's Old Town are ranked by UNESCO among the most precious sites of world heritage. At Wadowice, birthplace of John Paul II (50 kilometers southwest of Kraków) is a museum dedicated to the late Pope's childhood. The area of Oświęcim, with the former Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz-I and Auschwitz-II-Birkenau, is visited annually by half a million people. Another tourist destination is the town of Bochnia with its salt mine, Europe's oldest. Zakopane - Krupowki street (main high street) Zakopane - Krupowki street church Zakopane - view from Gubalowka Hill over Zakopane (Tatra mountains in background) Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular entrance Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill ski run Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill a nursery ski run Zakopane (pronounce: [zakopanε]) is a town in... Pieniny is a town in Malopolskie, Poland. ... Wieliczka is a town (2005 population: 18,590) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodship. ... Motto: none [[Image:|300px|Location of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska]] Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada miasta Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Mayor Augustyn Ormanty Area 5. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada Miasta w Wadowicach Mayor Ewa Filipiak Area km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 19. ... View into part of the market square. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Auschwitz, in English, commonly refers to the Auschwitz concentration camp complex built near the town of Oświęcim, by Nazi Germany during World War II. Rarely, it may refer to the Polish town of Oświęcim (called by the Germans Auschwitz) itself. ... Bochnia is a town in south-eastern Poland with 30,000 inhabitants (2001), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship but previously in the Tarnow Voivodship (1975-1998). ...


Administrative division

Counties Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

  1. Kraków City County
  2. Nowy Sącz City County
  3. Tarnów City County
  4. Bochnia County, powiat bocheński, Bochnia
  5. Brzesko County, powiat brzeski, Brzesko
  6. Chrzanów County, powiat chrzanowski, Chrzanów
  7. Dąbrowa Tarnowska County, powiat dąbrowski, Dąbrowa Tarnowska
  8. Gorlice County, powiat gorlicki, Gorlice
  9. Kraków County, powiat krakowski, Kraków
  10. Limanowa County, powiat limanowski, Limanowa
  11. Miechów County, powiat miechowski, Miechów
  12. Myślenice County, powiat myślenicki, Myślenice
  13. Nowy Sącz County, powiat nowosądecki, Nowy Sącz
  14. Nowy Targ County, powiat nowotarski, Nowy Targ
  15. Olkusz County, powiat olkuski, Olkusz
  16. Oświęcim County, powiat oświęcimski, Oświęcim
  17. Proszowice County, powiat proszowicki, Proszowice
  18. Sucha Beskidzka County, powiat suski, Sucha Beskidzka
  19. Tarnów County, powiat tarnowski, Tarnów
  20. Tatra County, powiat tatrzański, Zakopane
  21. Wadowice County, powiat wadowicki, Wadowice
  22. Wieliczka County, powiat wielicki, Wieliczka

Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Nowy SÄ…cz town in southern Poland; less often an administrative district (powiat) surrounding the town. ... Tarnów is a city in south-eastern Poland with 121,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Voivodship Lesser Poland Capital Bochnia Area 631 km²  - population  - density 98 290 156/km² No. ... Bochnia is a town in south-eastern Poland with 30,000 inhabitants (2001), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship but previously in the Tarnow Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Voivodship Lesser Poland Capital Brzesko Area 590 km²  - population  - density 89 000 /km² No. ... Brzesko Coat of Arms Brzesko is a town in Poland, in MaÅ‚opolska Voivodship that is 50 kilometres east of Kraków. ... Chrzanów is a town in south Poland with 42,100 inhabitants (1995). ... DÄ…browa Tarnowska is a town in Poland, in MaÅ‚opolska Voivodship, about 20 kilometers north of Tarnów. ... Categories: Poland-related stubs | Towns in Poland ... Limanowa is a small town (population 16,000) in southern Poland, in the Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... Miechów is a town in Poland, in MaÅ‚opolska Voivodship, about 30 km north of Kraków. ... MY or my can mean: Wiktionary has a definition of: MY my, the first-person possessive adjective in the English language Burmese language (ISO 639 alpha-2, my) Malaysia (ISO country code, MY) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Nowy Sącz is a town in southern Poland with 84,400 inhabitants (2003). ... Nowy SÄ…cz town in southern Poland; less often an administrative district (powiat) surrounding the town. ... Nowy Targ is a town in southern Poland with 34,000 inhabitants (2005). ... Olkusz is a town in south Poland with 40,500 inhabitants (1995). ... View into part of the market square. ... Proszowice is a town in southern Poland, situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Krakow Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Sucha Beskidzka county (Polish: powiat suski) is a county (powiat) in the Lesser Poland Voivodship (southern Poland). ... Sucha Beskidzka (before 1961 called only Sucha) is a county town in the southern Poland (see: Sucha Beskidzka county), in the Lesser Poland Voivodship since 1999, previously in Bielsko-Biala Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Tarnów is a city in south-eastern Poland with 121,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Zakopane - Krupowki street (main high street) Zakopane - Krupowki street church Zakopane - view from Gubalowka Hill over Zakopane (Tatra mountains in background) Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular entrance Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill ski run Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill a nursery ski run Zakopane (pronounce: [zakopanε]) is a town in... Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada Miasta w Wadowicach Mayor Ewa Filipiak Area km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 19. ... Wieliczka is a town (2005 population: 18,590) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodship. ...

Major cities and towns


Capital city: Kraków

Major cities and towns: (population in 1995):

Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Tarnów is a city in south-eastern Poland with 121,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Nowy Sącz town in southern Poland; less often an administrative district (powiat) surrounding the town. ... View into part of the market square. ... Chrzanów is a town in south Poland with 42,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Nowy Targ is a town in southern Poland with 34,000 inhabitants (2005). ... Categories: Poland-related stubs | Towns in Poland ... Zakopane - Krupowki street (main high street) Zakopane - Krupowki street church Zakopane - view from Gubalowka Hill over Zakopane (Tatra mountains in background) Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular entrance Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill Funicular Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill ski run Zakopane - Gubalowka Hill a nursery ski run Zakopane (pronounce: [zakopanε]) is a town in... Bochnia is a town in south-eastern Poland with 30,000 inhabitants (2001), situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship but previously in the Tarnow Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Skawina is a town in southern Poland with 24,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Andrychów is a town in southern Poland with 23,100 inhabitants as of 1995. ...

Most popular surnames in the region

  • 1. Nowak : 23,671
  • 2. Wójcik : 13,347
  • 3. Zając : 10,206

Polish surnames are known from the Middle Ages, but only 200 years ago did the inherited surnames become compulsory. ... Nowak (feminine: Nowak/Nowakowa, plural Nowakowie) is the most popular surname in Poland (203,506 people). ... Wójcik (feminine: Wójcik/Wójcikowa, plural Wójcikowie) is the 4th most popular surname in Poland (99,509 people) Wójcik surname in voivodships: Wójcik : 1st in Lublin Land (12,937), Wójcik : 2nd in Lesser Poland (13,347), Wójcik : 3rd in Silesia (11,440), W... ZajÄ…c (feminine: ZajÄ…c or ZajÄ…cowa, plural ZajÄ…cowie) is one of the most popular surnames in Poland and the third most popular in Lesser Poland. ...

References

  • Małopolskie Voivodship Official Site
  • Photo- and Topographic Maps of the whole region
  • Agency for Regional Development of Lesser Poland - MARR
  • Tourism Information of Małopolskie Voivodship
  • Małopolska Province invites
  • General statistics
  • Photos of Krakow, Tatry, Zakopane
  • Info about the Lesser Poland - Malopolska Province
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