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Encyclopedia > Silesian Voivodship
 Silesian voivodship since 1999
Silesian voivodship since 1999

Silesia or Silesian Voivodship(1) is an administrative region and local government unit in Poland, established in 1999 out of Katowice, Czętochowa and Bielsko-Biała voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganisation Act of 1998 (effective 1 January 1999). 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. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Katowice Voivodship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Silesian Voivodship. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Polish: wojew dztwo bielskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Silesian Voivodship and Lesser Poland Voivodship. ... A Voivodship ( 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. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

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Geography

The Silesian voivodship lies in the south of Poland and is bordered by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Silesian Upland (Wyzyna Śląska) is situated in the central and the north western part, with the hills of the Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland (Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska) in the northeastern area. The southern border is formed by the scenic Beskidy Mountains (Beskid Śląski and Beskid Żywiecki). Strong links of the present Silesian voivodship (comprising area known as the Upper Silesia) with the Opole and Lower Silesian Voivodships is justified and motivated by historical identity of the Duchy of Silesia (Ksiestwo Śląskie) divided in the 13th century into the Upper and Lower Silesia. 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. ... Upper Silesia (Polish Górny Śląsk, German Oberschlesien, Czech Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... Opole Voivodship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Lower Silesian voivodship since 1999 Lower Silesia (Polish Dolny Śląsk, German Niederschlesien, Latin Silesia Inferior) is the north-western part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia in Poland, located along the middle Oder River and organized into Lower Silesian Voivodship, (Polish: województwo dolnośląskie) with capital Wrocław It was... Silesia (Polish ÅšlÄ…sk, German Schlesien, Czech Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


Administrative division

Będzin. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Bielsku-Białej Mayor Jacek Krywult Area 125 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 190 780 - 1526/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 49°50 N 19°04 E Area code +48 33 Car plates SB Twin towns Acco, Baia Mare, Besançon, Berdyansk... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Bielsku-Białej Mayor Jacek Krywult Area 125 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 190 780 - 1526/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 49°50 N 19°04 E Area code +48 33 Car plates SB Twin towns Acco, Baia Mare, Besançon, Berdyansk... Bieruń is a town in south Poland with 22,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miasta Bytom Mayor Krzysztof Wójcik Area 69,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 198 000 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - 1254 Latitude Longitude 50°23 N 18°54 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SY Twin towns - Municipal Website Bytom (pronounce: [bitɔm... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Urząd Miasta Chorz w Mayor Marek Kopel Area 33,5 km Population  - city  - urban  - density 117 430 - 2856/km Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50 18 N 57 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SH Twin towns - Municipal Website Chorz w (pronounce: [xoʒuf... Cieszyn Coat of Arms Cieszyn is a town in southern Poland with 37,300 inhabitants (1995), situated in the Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Bielsko-Biala Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Częstochowa (pronounce: [ʧε̃stɔ:xɔva]) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Częstochowa (pronounce: [ʧε̃stɔ:xɔva]) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Dąbrowy Górniczej Mayor Jerzy Talkowski Area 188 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 129 700 - 689/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°19 N 19°16 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SD Twin towns - Municipal Website Dąbrowa Górnicza (pronounce: [dɔ̃... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Gliwic Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz Area 134,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 204 800 - 1528/km² Founded City rights 1276 - Latitude Longitude 50°17 N 18°40 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SG Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau , Doncaster, Kezmarok, Nacka... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Gliwic Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz Area 134,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 204 800 - 1528/km² Founded City rights 1276 - Latitude Longitude 50°17 N 18°40 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SG Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau , Doncaster, Kezmarok, Nacka... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Jaworzno is a town in south Poland with 98,500 inhabitants (1995). ... Katowice (German Kattowitz) (pronounce: [katɔvʲitsɛ], former Polish name Kątowicze, 1953-1956 Stalinogród - Stalin City) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the Klodnica and Rawa rivers. ... KÅ‚obuck is a town of 14,000 inhabitants in Poland. ... Mental Hospital in Lubliniec Lubliniec (German Lublinitz) is a town in south Poland with 26,900 inhabitants (1995). ... Mikołów is a town in south Poland with 38,900 inhabitants (1995). ... . Mysłowice (German Myslowitz) is a town in south Poland with 80,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Myszków is a town in south Poland with 34,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Piekary Śląskie is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... External links Pszczyna. ... Racibórz (Ratiboř in Czech) is a town in south Poland with 65,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Ruda Śląska Mayor Andrzej Stania Area 77,7 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 149 000 - 1910/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°16 N 18°42 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SRS Twin towns - Municipal Website Ruda Śląska (pronounce... Motto: none Voivodship (Upper) Silesia Municipal government Rada Miasta Rybnika Mayor Adam Fudali Area 148 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 141,374 (2003) none 955/km² Founded City rights 9th century before 1308 Latitude Longitude 50° 06 N 18° 33 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SR Twin towns... Motto: none Voivodship (Upper) Silesia Municipal government Rada Miasta Rybnika Mayor Adam Fudali Area 148 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 141,374 (2003) none 955/km² Founded City rights 9th century before 1308 Latitude Longitude 50° 06 N 18° 33 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SR Twin towns... Siemanowice Śląskie is a town in south Poland with 78,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Sosnowiec Mayor Kazimierz Górski Area 91,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 231 540 2. ... Świętochłowice (pronounce: [,ɕvjɔ̃tɔxwɔviʦε]) is a town in south Poland with 59,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Tarnowskie Góry is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: Tychy - a good place Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta Tychy Mayor Andrzej Dziuba Area 82,63 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 132 600 na 1 608/km² Founded City rights 1467 1951 Latitude Longitude 50°08 N 18°59 E Area code +48 32 Car plates ST Twin... Wodzisław Śląski is a town in south Poland with 68,600 inhabitants (1995). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Zabrzu Mayor Jerzy Gołubowicz Area 80,43 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 194. ... Zawiercie is a town in south Poland with 56,300 inhabitants (1995). ... Żory (read:[:Zho-ree]) is a town in south Poland with 62,800 inhabitants (2004). ... Żywiec is a town in southern Poland with 32,300 inhabitants (2001). ...

Population

The Silesian voivodship has the highest population density in the country (398 people, as compared to the national average of 124 people, per square kilometer). The region's considerable industrialisation contributes to the lowest national unemployment rate of 6.2%. The Silesian region is the most industrialised, but also considered the greatest environmental hazard among all Polish voivodships (acid rains and mining damage). It is also the most urbanised region and that is why it has the largest number of towns with county status. Acid rain is defined as rain with a pH of below 5. ...


Most popular surnames in the region

Polish surnames are known from the Middle Ages, but only 200 years ago 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 2nd most popular 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...

Economy

The Silesian voivodship is predominantly an industrial region. Most of the mining is derived from one of the world's largest bituminous coalfields of the Upper Silesian Industrial District (Gornoslaski Okreg Przemyslowy) and the Rybnik Coal District (Rybnicki Okreg Weglowy) with its major cities Rybnik, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Zory and Wodzisław Śląski. Lead and zinc can be found near Bytom, Zawiercie and Tarnowskie Gory; iron ore and raw materials for building - near Częstochowa. The most important regional industries are: mining, iron, lead and zinc metallurgy, power industry, engineering, automobile, chemical, building materials and textile. In the past, the Silesian economy was determined by coal mining. Now, considering the investment volume, car manufacturing is becoming more and more important. The most profitable company in the region is Fiat Auto-Poland S.A. in Bielsko-Biała with a revenue of PLN 6,2 billion in 1997. Recently a new car factory has been opened by GM Opel in Gliwice. There are two Special Economic Zones in the area: Katowice and Częstochowa. The voivodship's economy consists of about 323,000, mostly small and medium-sized, enterprises employing over 3 million people. The mining industry is the most distinctive employer in the region. 160 mining companies employ almost 558,000 employees. 97.5% of all firms operating in the region belong to the private sector. The greatest challenge facing Silesia is to restructure the area with the largest in Poland concentration of traditional industries and transform it into a modern, multifunctional region competitive under the market economy conditions. The biggest Polish steel-works "Huta Katowice" is situated in Dąbrowa Górnicza Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ... Motto: none Voivodship (Upper) Silesia Municipal government Rada Miasta Rybnika Mayor Adam Fudali Area 148 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 141,374 (2003) none 955/km² Founded City rights 9th century before 1308 Latitude Longitude 50° 06 N 18° 33 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SR Twin towns... Motto: none Voivodship (Upper) Silesia Municipal government Rada Miasta Rybnika Mayor Adam Fudali Area 148 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 141,374 (2003) none 955/km² Founded City rights 9th century before 1308 Latitude Longitude 50° 06 N 18° 33 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SR Twin towns... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Żory (read:[:Zho-ree]) is a town in south Poland with 62,800 inhabitants (2004). ... Wodzisław Śląski is a town in south Poland with 68,600 inhabitants (1995). ... General Name, Symbol, Number Lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Poor metals Group, Period, Block 14(IVA), 6 , p Density, Hardness 11340 kg/m3, 1. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Density, Hardness 7140 kg/m3, 2. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miasta Bytom Mayor Krzysztof Wójcik Area 69,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 198 000 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - 1254 Latitude Longitude 50°23 N 18°54 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SY Twin towns - Municipal Website Bytom (pronounce: [bitɔm... Zawiercie is a town in south Poland with 56,300 inhabitants (1995). ... Tarnowskie Góry is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... Częstochowa (pronounce: [ʧε̃stɔ:xɔva]) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... Fiat S.p. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Vauxhall. ... Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an automobile maker in Germany. ... A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Dąbrowy Górniczej Mayor Jerzy Talkowski Area 188 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 129 700 - 689/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°19 N 19°16 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SD Twin towns - Municipal Website Dąbrowa Górnicza (pronounce: [dɔ̃...


Transport

Katowice International Airport is used for domestic and international flights and the Silesian agglomeration railway network has the largest concentration in the country. The voivodship capital enjoys good railway and road connections with Cracow (highway), Wrocław, Łódź and Warsaw. It is also the crossing point for many international routes like the one connecting Berlin, Dresden, Wroclaw, Cracow and Kyiv and the other from Gdansk to the Balkans. A relatively short distance to Vienna facilitates cross-border co-operation and may positively influence the process of European integration. Katowice International Airport (Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice-Pyrzowice) is an international airport located in Pyrzowice, north of Katowice and the Upper Silesia agglomeration. ... Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada miasta Kraków Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area 326,8 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 757,500 (2004 est. ... Wrocław, ( [:vrɔʦwaf]), German Breslau, Czech Vratislav, Latin Wratislavia; many Polish documents in English use the spelling Wroclaw) is the capital of Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ... . Łódź (pronunciation: ) is the second-largest city (population 776,297 in 2004) of Poland, located in the centre of the country. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Brühls Terrace and the Frauenkirche  Dresden? [ˈdreːsdnÌ©] (Sorbian/Lusatian Drježdźany), the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ... Wrocław, ( [:vrɔʦwaf]), German Breslau, Czech Vratislav, Latin Wratislavia; many Polish documents in English use the spelling Wroclaw) is the capital of Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ... Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada miasta Kraków Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area 326,8 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 757,500 (2004 est. ... 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. ... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly) Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Gdańska Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Area 262 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 461 400 (2003) Ranked 6th 1 035 000 1761/km² Founded... The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ...


Universities

There are eleven public universities in the voivodship. The biggest university is the Silesian University in Katowice, with 37,000 students. The region's capital boasts the Medical Academy, the Economic Academy, the Musical Academy, the Physical Education Academy and a branch of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. Częstochowa is the seat of the Częstochowa Technical University and Pedagogic University. The Silesian Technical University in Gliwice is nationally renowned. Bielsko-Biała is home to a branch of the Łódź Technical University. In addition, 17 new private schools have been established in the region. Katowice (German Kattowitz) (pronounce: [katɔvʲitsɛ], former Polish name Kątowicze, 1953-1956 Stalinogród - Stalin City) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the Klodnica and Rawa rivers. ...


Tourism

Both northern and southern Silesia is surrounded by a pollution-free green belt. Bielsko-Biala is enveloped by the magnificent Beskidy Mountains which are particularly popular with winter sports fans. This genuine skier's paradise offers over 150 ski lifts and 200 kilometres of ski routes. More and more slopes are illuminated and equipped with artificial snow generators. Szczyrk, Brenna, Wisła and Ustroń are the most popular winter mountain resorts. Rock climbing sites can be found in admirable corners of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska. The ruins of castles forming the trail of Eagle Nests are a famous attraction of the region. While in Silesia, one cannot miss the Black Madonna's Jasna Góra Sanctuary in Częstochowa - the annual destination of over 4 million pilgrims from all over the world. Silesia (Polish ÅšlÄ…sk, German Schlesien, Czech Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Bielsku-Białej Mayor Jacek Krywult Area 125 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 190 780 - 1526/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 49°50 N 19°04 E Area code +48 33 Car plates SB Twin towns Acco, Baia Mare, Besançon, Berdyansk... 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. ... Szczyrk is a town in southern Poland. ... Brenna is a mountain resort in Silesia. ... Wisła is a town in southern Poland, with a population of about 11,100, near the border with Czech Republic and Slovakia. ... Ustroń is a town in southern Poland. ... A Black Madonna (also, Black Virgin) is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted as having black skin. ... See also The Black Madonna of Czestochowa External links http://www. ... Częstochowa (pronounce: [ʧε̃stɔ:xɔva]) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ...


External links

  • The Website of Silesia

History


(2) Silesian Voivodship (1945-1950) - administrative region of Poland, later divided into Katowice Voivodship and Opole Voivodship. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Katowice Voivodship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded by Silesian Voivodship. ... Opole Voivodship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Autonomous Silesian Voivodship(1921-1939) Categories: Poland-related stubs | Polish historical voivodships (1921-1939) ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Silesian Uprisings 1919-1921


The Silesian Uprisings (Polish: Powstania śląskie) was a series of three military insurections (1919-1921) of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the German/Prussian forces in order to force them out the region and join it with Poland, that regained her independence after the World War... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The First Silesian Uprising (Polish: Pierwsze powstanie śląskie) was the first out of three military insurections of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the occupying German/Prussian forces in order to liberate the region and join to Poland, that regained her independence after the World War I... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Second Silesian Uprising (Polish: Drugie powstanie śląskie) was the second out of three military insurections of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the occupying German/Prussian forces in order to liberate the region and join to Poland, that regained her independence after the World War I... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Third Silesian Uprising (Polish: Trzecie powstanie śląskie) was the last out of three military insurections of the Polish people in the Upper Silesia region against the occupying German/Prussian forces in order to liberate the region and join to Poland, that regained her independence after the World War I... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

 
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The Silesian voivodship lies in the south of Poland and is bordered by the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Silesian Upland (Wyzyna Śląska) is situated in the central and the north western part, with the hills of the Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland (Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska) in the northeastern area.
Strong links of the present Silesian voivodship (comprising area known as the Upper Silesia) with the Opole and Lower Silesian Voivodships is justified and motivated by historical identity of the Duchy of Silesia (Ksiestwo Śląskie) divided in the 13th century into the Upper and Lower Silesia.
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The Silesian Voivodship (in Polish województwo slaskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in the south of Poland.
The Silesian Upland (Wyzyna Slaska) is situated in the central and the north western part, with the hills of the Krakowsko-Czestochowska Upland (Wyzyna Krakowsko-Czestochowska) in the north-eastern area.
Strong links of the present Silesian voivodship (comprising area known as the Upper Silesia) with the Opole and Lower Silesian Voivodships is justified and motivated by historical identity of the Duchy of Silesia (Ksiestwo Slaskie) divided in the 13th century into the Upper and Lower Silesia.
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