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Podlasie Voivodship

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Podlasie Voivodship
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Coat of Arms of Podlasie Voivodships

Flag of Podlasie Voivodship
Location
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Location

Administrative division
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Counties

General information
Capital city Białystok
Area 20 180 km²
Population
 - density
 - % of population of Poland
1 mln 221 000
60,5 people/km²
3,2 %
Cities
Powiats
Communes
Sołectwo
Villages
36
17
118
3307
3272
Agriculture 12 006 km²
Road density 52,4 km/100 km²
Economy
Unemployment 14,1%/79 000 people (2003)
GDP 1106 PLN per capita
Production:
food and drinks 46,2%
wood, wood products and furniture 14,6%
electric energy, gas and water 10,7%
machines and appliances 4,8%
textiles 4,4%
Economic units in private sector
trade and commerce 33,2%
services 11,8%
construction 10,5%
industrial processing 9,7%
transport 8,3%
agriculture, hunting and forestry 4,5%
Administrative division
Powiats
 - Urban counties
 - Land counties

3
14
Communes
 - Urban
 - Urban-Rural
 - Rural

13
23
82
Official webpage (http://www.bialystok.uw.gov.pl/PUWMCMS/T%B3umaczenia/angielski.htm)

The Podlasie Voivodship (in Polish województwo podlaskie) is an administrative and local government region or voivodship of north-eastern Poland.

It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Białystok, Łomża and half of Suwałki voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Podlasie (Podlachia).

The Polish part of the Białowieża Forest Biosphere Reserve is in Podlasie Voivodship.

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Major cities and towns

(population in 2003):

Podlasie Voivodship Counties

Podlasie Voivodship is divided onto 17 counties (powiat), including three urban counties and 118 gminas (13 urban, 23 urban-rural and 82 rural).

  1. Białystok Urban County
  2. Łomża Urban County
  3. Suwałki Urban County
  4. Augustów County, Augustów
  5. Białystok County, Białystok
  6. Bielsk Podlaski County, Bielsk Podlaski
  7. Grajewo County, Grajewo
  8. Hajnówka County, Hajnówka
  9. Kolno County, Kolno
  10. Łomża County, Łomża
  11. Mońki County, Mońki
  12. Sejny County, Sejny
  13. Siemiatycze County, Siemiatycze
  14. Sokółka County, Sokółka
  15. Suwałki County, Suwałki
  16. Wysokie Mazowieckie County, Wysokie Mazowieckie
  17. Zambrów County, Zambrów

Economy

According to REGON register in the year 2002 there were around 95 thousand companies registered in Podlasie region.

Agriculture

Arable land constitutes around 60 % of the total area of the region – most of which is ploughland (around 40 %), forests, meadows and pastures. Over 120 thousand farms are registered, the majority of which – around 50% - are small farms of the size of 1-5 ha and medium-sized farms of 5 – 10 ha. The small ones prefer intensive production (gardening, orcharding), whereas the large ones – cattle and crop production. The cattle-raising farms are maliny oriented at milk production.

Natural conditions of the region are conducive to the development of ecologic production, which is at present realised by around 100 farms. Over 600 farms in the region run agrotouristic businesses.

Landscape assets

The most precious asset of Podlasie is its nature. Around 30% of the area of the voivodship is under legal protection. There are four, Wigry, Biebrza, Bialowieża and Narew, national parks, 3 Suwałki, ŁomżaNarew Valley and Knyszyn Forest landscape parks, 88 nature reserves and 15 protected landscape areas. The voivodship constitutes a part of the ecologically clean area of "the Green Lungs of Poland".

Most popular surnames in the region

Official seal of Podlasie Voivodship

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The official seal of Podlasie Voivodship.


 
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Voivodships of Poland
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