Kielce Voivodeship

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The Kielce Voivodeship was a Polish administrative unit that was founded in 1919 and, after various administrative reforms, became part of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodship in 1999. The capital was Kielce .


See main article : Kielce Voivodeship (1919-1939)

Kielce Voivodeship was established on August 2, 1919. In the Second Polish Republic it covered an area of ​​25,741 km², including cities such as Radom , Częstochowa and Sosnowiec , and counted according to a survey in 1921 2,535,898 inhabitants. Of these, 87.6% were Roman Catholic and 11.9% Jewish. On the occasion of the administrative reform of April 1, 1938, two districts, namely Powiat Opoczyński and Powiat Konecki , went to the Łódź Voivodeship .


After the end of the Second World War, the Kielce Voivodeship was re-established on August 21, 1945 by a decree of the Lublin Committee . In 1946 the voivodeship covered 17,804 km² and had a population of 1,701,800. In the course of a regional reform in 1950, the area of ​​the voivodeship was increased to 19,476 km².


After the administrative reform of 1975, in which Poland was divided into 49 voivodeships , the Kielce Voivodeship covered 9,211 km² and in 1980 had around 1,068,700 inhabitants.