Lubusz Voivodeship

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Coat of arms and logo
Lebus coat of arms Lebus logo
Basic data
Seat of the voivod: Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg on the Warta)
Seat of Parliament: Zielona Góra (Grünberg)
Voivode : Jerzy Ostrouch
Voivodeship Marshal : Elżbieta Polak
Biggest town: Zielona Góra (Grünberg)
ISO 3166-2 : PL-08
Residents : 1,013,031 (June 30, 2019)
Population density : 72 inhabitants per km²
Unemployment rate : 15.9% (December 2009)
License plate : F.
Area : 13,988 km²
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- of which water: ? km²
Expansion: North-South: up to 171 km
West-East: up to 124 km
The highest point: 227  m
Deepest point: ? m
Landscape structure
Forests: 49.4%
Waters: ? %
Agriculture: 36.6%
Other: ? %
Administrative division
Independent cities : 2
Counties : 12
Municipalities : 82

The Lubusz Voivodeship ( Polish województwo lubuskie ) is one of the 16 voivodeships into which the Republic of Poland is divided. It borders in the west on the German states of Brandenburg and Saxony , in the east on Greater Poland and essentially comprises the former Brandenburg Neumark (Ostbrandenburg) as well as small parts of the northern Lower Silesia , the eastern Lower Lusatia and parts of the former border march Posen-West Prussia . The capitals of the voivodeship are Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg an der Warthe) as the seat of the voivode appointed by the central government , who is responsible for the administration of the finances allocated centrally from Warsaw, for the interior department and the police, and Zielona Góra (Grünberg) as the seat of the Voivodeship Marshal, his government and parliament (Sejmik) .


The naming of the province refers to the historical, both sides of the Oder preferred country Lebus . The city of Lebus is located on the western bank of the Oder in Germany and was the seat of Polish princes and bishops from the time it was taken over by Bolesław Chrobry until the middle of the 13th century. After that, most of today's voivodeship belonged to the Mark Brandenburg until 1945 . The voivodship was created in 1999 as part of the administrative reform from the union of the voivodeships Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg an der Warthe) , Zielona Góra (Grünberg) and a small part of the Leszno (Lissa) voivodeship .

coat of arms

Description : Split in red and green, at the front of the split a gold-crowned, gold-framed and reinforced silver eagle covered with golden clover stems and at the back two golden six-pointed stars on stakes .

Administrative division

The Lubusz Voivodeship is divided into twelve administrative districts, with the provincial capitals Gorzów Wielkopolski (Gorzów Wlkp.) And Zielona Góra remaining independent. They themselves do not belong to the districts named after them.

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One district cities

  1. POL Gorzów Wielkopolski COA 1.svg Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg ad Warthe) 123,691; 86 km²
  2. POL Zielona Góra COA.svg Zielona Góra (Grünberg) 140,874; 58 km²


  1. POL powiat gorzowski COA.svg Gorzów Wlkp. (Landsberg) 71,669; 1214 km²
  2. POL powiat krośnieński (lubuski) COA.svg Krosno Odrzańskie (Crossen ad Oder) 55,018; 1391 km²
  3. POL powiat międzyrzecki COA.svg Międzyrzecz (Meseritz) 57,851; 1388 km²
  4. POL powiat nowosolski COA.svg Nowa Sól (Neusalz ad Oder) 86,384; 771 km²
  1. POL powiat słubicki COA.svg Słubice (Frankfurt-Dammvorstadt) 47,018; 999 km²
  2. POL powiat strzelecko drezdenecki COA.svg Strzelce-Drezdenko (Friedeberg / Driesen) 49,156; 1248 km²
  3. POL powiat sulęciński COA.svg Sulęcin (Zielenzig) 35,238; 1178 km²
  4. POL powiat świebodziński COA.svg Świebodzin (Schwiebus) 55,753; 937 km²
  1. POL powiat wschowski COA.svg Wschowa (Fraustadt) 38,960; 624 km²
  2. POL powiatzielonogórski COA.svg Zielona Góra (Grünberg) 75,626; 1569 km²
  3. POL powiat żagański COA.svg Żagań (Sagan) 79,297; 1132 km²
  4. POL powiat żarski COA.svg Żary (Sorau) 96,496; 1393 km²

(Population and area on June 30, 2019)

Counties Greatest Smallest
area-wise Powiat Zielonogórski Powiat Wschowski
in terms of population Powiat Żarski Powiat Sulęciński


Biggest cities

The two cities of Zielona Góra and Gorzów are the only large cities in Lebus with around 140,000 and 120,000 inhabitants respectively. The following cities have just a third of this population.

city German name Residents
June 30, 2019
POL Zielona Góra COA.svg Zielona Góra Grünberg in Silesia 140.874
POL Gorzów Wielkopolski COA 1.svg Gorzów Wielkopolski Landsberg on the Warta 123.691
POL Nowa Sól COA.svg Nowa Sól New salt on the Oder 38,763
POL Żary COA.svg Żary Sorau 37.502
POL Żagań COA.svg Żagań Sagan 25,731
POL Świebodzin COA.svg Świebodzin Schwiebus 21,736
POL Międzyrzecz COA.svg Międzyrzecz Meseritz 17,994
POL Kostrzyn COA.svg Kostrzyn nad Odrą Küstrin 17,778
POL Sulechów COA.svg Sulechów Züllichau 16,831
POL Słubice COA.svg Slubice Frankfurt-Dammvorstadt 16,705
POL Gubin COA.svg Gubin Guben 16,619

See also: List of cities in the Lubusz Voivodeship

Neighboring voivodeships

West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Compass card (de) .svg Greater Poland Voivodeship
Lower Silesian Voivodeship


The area of ​​the voivodeship belongs entirely to the Oder catchment area.


In comparison with the gross domestic product of the European Union in terms of purchasing power standards , the voivodeship achieved an index of 57 in 2015 (EU-28 = 100). The unemployment rate in 2004 was 23.2%. By December 2009 it had dropped to 15.9 percent.

With a value of 0.820, Lebus ranks 15th among the 16 Voivodships in Poland in the Human Development Index .



Inland waterways:

  • Or,
  • Warta,
  • Networks,
  • Lusatian Neisse from Guben .


The railway lines Berlin - Warsaw , Szczecin - Wrocław and Szczecin - Poznań run through the voivodeship . The former Prussian Eastern Railway is only of regional importance in the route Kostrzyn nad Odrą - Gorzów Wielkopolski - Krzyż Wielkopolski .

The railway network is 985 kilometers long, 329 kilometers of which are electrified.


The main traffic axis of the voivodeship, to which the two capitals are connected, is the European route 65 (Polish national route 3 ), which connects Scandinavia with Southeastern Europe .

The important European route 30 (Polish state road 2 ) runs right through the middle of the voivodeship from Cork in the Republic of Ireland via Great Britain , the Netherlands and Germany (including Berlin ) to Warsaw and Eastern Europe ( Minsk - Moscow ), to which neither of the two largest cities is directly connected . The city of Świebodzin is the most important traffic junction in the region, where the two European highways cross.

The road network has a length of around 8,000 kilometers.

Web links

Commons : Lubusz Voivodeship  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Lebus  - travel guide


  1. ^ Website of the Lubusz Voivodeship, Vojewoda Lubuski , accessed on December 10, 2013
  2. population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division. As of June 30, 2019. Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS) (PDF files; 0.99 MiB), accessed December 24, 2019 .
  3. population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division. As of June 30, 2019. Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS) (PDF files; 0.99 MiB), accessed December 24, 2019 .
  4. Eurostat. Retrieved April 15, 2018 .
  5. ( Memento from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Central Statistics Office of Poland (CIS), Bezrobotni oraz stopa bezrobocia wg województw, grudzień 2009 , February 3, 2010 ( Memento from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  7. ^ Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab. Retrieved August 12, 2018 .

Coordinates: 52 ° 12 '  N , 15 ° 21'  E