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Greater Poland Voivodship

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This article describes one of the current regional administrative subdivisions of Poland. If you are looking for information on the general historical region to which it corresponds, please see the article Greater Poland.
Greater Poland Voivodship
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Location
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Location

Administrative division
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Counties

General information
Capital city Poznań
Area 29 826 km▓
Population
 - density
3 359 000
112 people/km▓
Powiats
 - Urban counties
 - Land counties

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31
Communes 226

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. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska).

It is second in area and third in population among the country's sixteen voivodships, with 29,826 km² and 3.4 million inhabitants. Its principal cities are:

Its principal cities are Poznan, Leszno, Kalisz and Gniezno. Most of the historical region (except some southwestern communities) is included the Greater Poland voivodship (administrative province) created in 1999.


Contents

1 Most popular surnames in the region
2 Further reading
3 See also
4 External links
5 See also

Major cities and towns

(population 2003)

Administrative division

Major corporations

Most popular surnames in the region

Further reading

  • Zygmunt Boras, Książęta Piastowscy Wielkopolski, Wydawnictwo Poznańskie, Poznań 1983

See also

External links

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Voivodships of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Łˇdź | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania | Świętokrzyskie | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities
Warsaw | Łˇdź | Krakˇw | Wrocław | Poznań | Gdańsk | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok | Częstochowa | Gdynia | Gorzˇw Wlkp. | Toruń | Radom | Kielce | Rzeszˇw | Olsztyn

See also

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