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Encyclopedia > Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

The Lower Silesian Voivodeship (Polish: Województwo dolnośląskie) is an administrative region in southwestern Poland, located along the middle Odra River with its capital at Wrocław. It consists of Lower Silesia, the northwestern part of the historic and geographic region of Silesia. 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. ... 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. ... The voivodeship (Polish: województwo) has been a second-level administrative unit in Poland since the 14th century. ... The Oder River (Czech/Polish: Odra, German: Oder, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe. ... 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). ... Coat of arms of Lower Silesia. ... 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 voivodeship was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Wrocław, Legnica, Wałbrzych and Jelenia Góra voivodeships, pursuant to the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. 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). ... 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. ...

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Overview

  • Population: 2.987 million
  • Area: 19,946 km².
  • Capital and largest city: Wrocław
Flag of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
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Flag of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
Coat of arms of Lower Silesia.
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Coat of arms of Lower Silesia.

Major cities and towns: (population in 1995): Wrocław, (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). ... Image File history File links Flag of Lower Silesia (public domain) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag of Lower Silesia (public domain) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Lower Silesia Coat of Arms (public domain) This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links Lower Silesia Coat of Arms (public domain) This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ...

Other cities: Chojnów, Złotoryja (both under 20,000). 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). ... WaÅ‚brzych (pronounce: [vawbÊ’ix], German Waldenburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 139,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Jelenia Góra (German Hirschberg) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Lubin is a town in south-western Poland, on the Zimnica River. ... GÅ‚ogów (pronounce: [gÈ—oguv], German: Glogau, Czech: Hlohov, the latter rare) is a town in southwestern Poland. ... Åšwidnica (German Schweidnitz) is a town in southwestern Poland. ... BolesÅ‚awiec (-Polish, German: Bunzlau) is a town in southwestern Poland (Lower Silesia) with 41,300 inhabitants (2000). ... OleÅ›nica (German Oels or Öls. ... Dzierżoniów Coats of Arms Dzierżoniów (former Polish name Rychbach) is a town in southwestern Poland, situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Walbrzych Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Bielawa is a town in south-western Poland with 33,500 inhabitants (2001). ... Zgorzelec (Lusatian: Zhorjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in south-western Poland with 36,800 inhabitants (1995). ... OÅ‚awa (German Ohlau, Czech Olava) is a town in southwestern Poland with 31,800 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Lower Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w KÅ‚odzku Mayor Roman Lipski Area 25 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 30. ... Nowa Ruda (German Neurode) is a town in southwestern Poland with 27,200 inhabitants (1995). ... Church of Peace Jawor (German: Jauer) is a town in southwestern Poland with 25,700 inhabitants (1998). ... Åšwiebodzice (German Freiburg in Schlesien) is a town in south-western Poland with 23 233 inhabitants (as of 2004). ... LubaÅ„ (German Lauban) is a town in southwestern Poland (Lower Silesia), with 24,400 inhabitants (1995). ... Kamienna Góra is a town in south-western Poland with 23,043 inhabitants (2001). ... Polkowice is a town in south-western Poland with 21,700 inhabitants (2004). ... Chojnów is small city (as of 2000, 14,900 inhabitants) over Skora river, in land country Legnica, (region Dolnoslaskie, Poland). ... ZÅ‚otoryja (Latin: Aureus Mons, Aurum, German Goldberg) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodship, southwestern Poland. ...


Administrative divisions

County name County site Number of communes County area
(in sq. km)
Population
Jelenia Góra City County Jelenia Gora
Legnica City County Legnica 1
Wałbrzych City County Wałbrzych 1
Wrocław City County Wrocław 1
Bolesławiec County Bolesławiec
Dzierżoniów County Dzierżoniów
Głogów County Głogów
Góra County Góra
Jawor County Jawor
Jelenia Góra County Jelenia Góra
Kamienna Góra County Kamienna Góra
Kłodzko County Kłodzko
Legnica County Legnica
Lubań County Lubań
Lubin County Lubin
Lwówek Śląski County Lwówek Śląski
Milicz County Milicz
Oleśnica County Oleśnica
Oława County Oława
Polkowice County Polkowice
Strzelin County Strzelin
Środa Śląska County Środa Śląska
Świdnica County Świdnica
Trzebnica County Trzebnica
Wałbrzych County Wałbrzych
Wołów County Wołów
Wrocław County Wrocław 9 1116.2 92,900
Ząbkowice Śląskie County Ząbkowice Śląskie 7 801.8 73,600
Zgorzelec County Zgorzelec 7 838.1 101,300
Złotoryja County Złotoryja 6 575.5 47,800

Jelenia Góra (German Hirschberg) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Jelenia Góra (German Hirschberg) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ... WaÅ‚brzych (pronounce: [vawbÊ’ix], German Waldenburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 139,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Wałbrzych (pronounce: [vawbʒix], German Waldenburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 139,600 inhabitants (1995). ... 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). ... 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). ... BolesÅ‚awiec (-Polish, German: Bunzlau) is a town in southwestern Poland (Lower Silesia) with 41,300 inhabitants (2000). ... Dzierżoniów Coats of Arms Dzierżoniów (former Polish name Rychbach) is a town in southwestern Poland, situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Walbrzych Voivodship (1975-1998). ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Góra is a town in western Poland with 13,000 inhabitants (2003). ... Jawor County (in Polish powiat jaworski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Church of Peace Jawor (German: Jauer) is a town in southwestern Poland with 25,700 inhabitants (1998). ... Jelenia Góra (German Hirschberg) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Kamienna Góra is a town in south-western Poland with 23,043 inhabitants (2001). ... Motto: none Voivodship Lower Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w KÅ‚odzku Mayor Roman Lipski Area 25 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 30. ... Legnica County (in Polish powiat legnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ... LubaÅ„ (German Lauban) is a town in southwestern Poland (Lower Silesia), with 24,400 inhabitants (1995). ... Lubin County (in Polish powiat lubiński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Lubin is a town in south-western Poland, on the Zimnica River. ... Lwówek ÅšlÄ…ski (-Polish, German: Löwenberg) is a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland. ... Milicz County (in Polish powiat milicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... OleÅ›nica (German Oels or Öls. ... OÅ‚awa (German Ohlau, Czech Olava) is a town in southwestern Poland with 31,800 inhabitants (1995). ... Polkowice County (in Polish powiat polkowicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Polkowice is a town in south-western Poland with 21,700 inhabitants (2004). ... Strzelin County (in Polish powiat strzeliński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Strzelin (German Strehlen) is a town in south-west Poland, in Lower Silesia voivodship, about 45 km south of WrocÅ‚aw. ... Åšroda ÅšlÄ…ska (-Polish, German: Neumarkt in Schlesien) is a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland. ... Åšwidnica (German Schweidnitz) is a town in southwestern Poland. ... Trzebnica County (in Polish powiat trzebnicki ) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Trzebnica is a city near Wroclaw in Silesia, capital of Trzebnica County. ... WaÅ‚brzych (pronounce: [vawbÊ’ix], German Waldenburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 139,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Wołów (German: Wohlau) town (pop. ... WrocÅ‚aw County (in Polish powiat wrocÅ‚awski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... 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). ... ZÄ…bkowice ÅšlÄ…skie (German Frankenstein) is a city in Silesia, Poland, capital of the ZÄ…bkowice ÅšlÄ…skie County. ... Zgorzelec County (in Polish powiat zgorzelecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the Lower Silesian Voivodship in Poland, created on 1st January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. ... Zgorzelec (Lusatian: Zhorjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in south-western Poland with 36,800 inhabitants (1995). ... ZÅ‚otoryja (Latin: Aureus Mons, Aurum, German Goldberg) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodship, southwestern Poland. ...

Most popular surnames in the region

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). ... Kowalski (feminine: Kowalska, plural Kowalscy) is the second most common surname in Poland (139,719). ... 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...

Tourism

Most tourists visit the famous ski resorts in Karkonosze mountains with its centres Szklarska Poręba and Karpacz. The cities of Wrocław, Jelenia Góra and Legnica also are famous for visitors. Town of Kudowa Zdroj, located in the Sudety Mountains, about 50 km west of Klodzko, by the Czech border is a very well known resort in Europe, popular with tourists with heart problems. Kudowa's origin goes back to the 15th century. Aerial view over Karkonosze Karkonosze Mountains (pronounced kár-ko-no-she) in Polish or   KrkonoÅ¡e? in Czech (known as Giant Mountains in English, or Riesengebirge in German) is a mountain range, part of the Sudetes in Central Europe. ... Szklarska PorÄ™ba, formerly Schreiberhau, Germany, is a ski resort town in southwestern Poland, and one of the most important centres of mountain hiking and skiing. ... Karpacz (German Krummhübel) is a spa and town in southwestern Poland and one of the most important centres of mountain hiking and skiing. ... Jelenia Góra (German Hirschberg) is a town in south-western Poland. ... Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


See also

Voivodeships of Poland Flag of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Łódź | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Świętokrzyskie | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities: Warsaw | Łódź | Kraków | Wrocław | Poznań | Gdańsk | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok | Częstochowa | Gdynia | Toruń | Olsztyn | Radom | Kielce | Rzeszów | Gorzów Wielkopolski

 
 

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