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General overview

  • Area: 312.679 km2
  • Population: 38,479,000 (2014)
  • Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa 1,711 inhabitants in thousands)
  • Biggest cities (inhabitants in thousands): Kraków (754), Lódz (744), Wroclaw (632), Poznan (556), Gdansk (455).
  • Territorial division: 16 voivodships (województwa), divided into counties (powiaty) and communes (gminy).
  • Voivodships and their capitals: dolnoslaskie - Wroclaw, kujawsko-pomorskie - Bydgoszcz, lubelskie - Lublin, lubuskie - Zielona Góra, lódzkie – Lódz, małopolskie - Kraków, mazowieckie - Warszawa, opolskie - Opole, podkarpackie - Rzeszów, podlaskie - Bialystok, pomorskie - Gdansk, slaskie - Katowice, swietokrzyskie - Kielce, warminsko-mazurskie - Olsztyn; wielkopolskie - Poznan, zachodniopomorskie - Szczecin.

Source: Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland, Warsaw 2015 and 2012 Statistics (in Polish).

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