Lower Silesian Voivodeship

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Lower Silesian
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Coat of arms and logo
Coat of arms of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Coat of arms of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Basic data
Capital : Wroclaw
Voivode : Jarosław Obremski
Voivodeship Marshal : Cezary Przybylski
Biggest town: Wroclaw
ISO 3166-2 : PL-02
Residents : 2,856,000 (March 31, 2011)
Population density : 145 inhabitants per km²
License plate : D.
Area : 19,948 km²
- of which country: ? km²
- of which water: ? km²
Expansion: North-South: up to 172 km
West-East: up to 194 km
The highest point: 1603  m
Deepest point: 80  m
Landscape structure
Forests: 29.5%
Waters: ? %
Agriculture: 51.4%
Other: ? %
Administrative division
Independent cities : 4th
Counties : 26th
- Municipalities : 169

The Lower Silesian Voivodeship ( Polish województwo dolnośląskie ) is one of the 16 voivodeships of the Republic of Poland . It covers the southwestern part of Poland and borders within the country to the provinces Lebus (north), Greater Poland (Northeast) and Opole (Southeast) and in the southwest on the German and Czech border. The capital is Wroclaw . In the south of the province lies with the Sudeten belonging Giant Mountains one of the most important tourist regions of Poland, in the west - between Queis and Neisse - the Polish part of Lusatia .

The voivodeship was named after the Lower Silesia region.

coat of arms

Description : A black eagle in gold with a silver chest moon ending in a cross .

Administrative division

The Lower Silesian Voivodeship is divided into 26 administrative districts and four independent cities. Although they also form a district under their own name, they do not belong to it themselves. Lower Silesia is also divided into three districts (Administrative Region):

district Powiats in the district
1 Wałbrzyski Świdnica , Kłodzko , Ząbkowice Śląskie , Dzierżoniów
2 Legnicki Głogów , Jawor , Lubin , Polkowice , Złotoryja
3 Jeleniogórski Bolesławiec , Kamienna Góra , Lubań , Lwówek Śląski , Zgorzelec

One district cities

  1. Wroclaw (638.586)
  2. Waldenburg (Wałbrzych) (114,568)
  3. Liegnitz (Legnica) (100.324)
  4. Deer Mountain (Jelenia Góra) (80,072)


Powiaty in Lower Silesia
circle German name Population
(December 31, 2017)
Wroclaw Wroclaw 141,337
Bolesławiec Bunzlau 90.173
Ząbkowice Frankenstein 66.009
Zgorzelec Goerlitz 90,584
Złotoryja Goldberg in Silesia 44,126
Kłodzko Bald 160,465
Głogow Glogau 89,933
Góra Guhrau 35,473
Jelenia Gora Hirschberg in the Giant Mountains 64,178
Yes Yeah 50,947
Kamienna Góra State hat in Silesia 43,999
Luban Lauban 54.991
Legnica Liegnitz 55,233
Lubin Lüben 106,320
Lwówek Löwenberg 46,360
Milicz Militsch 37,125
Środa Śląska Neumarkt in Silesia 53,722
Oleśnica Oils 106.907
Oława Ohlau 76.505
Polkowice Polkwitz 63,017
Dzierżoniów Reichenbach in the Owl Mountains 102.077
Świdnica Schweidnitz 158.392
Strzelin Chasing 44.006
Trzebnica Trebnitz 84,495
Wałbrzych Waldenburg 56,446
Wołów Wohlau 47,124

The population development in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship was highest in 2010.


Biggest cities

Cathedral Island in Wroclaw
Piast Castle in Legnica
City Hall in Kamienna Góra

With around 639,000 inhabitants, the provincial capital of Wroclaw is the fourth largest city in the country and by far the largest in the Lower Silesian province.

city German name Resident
December 31, 2017
Wroclaw Wroclaw 638.586
Wałbrzych Waldenburg 113,621
Legnica Liegnitz 100,324
Jelenia Gora Hirschberg in the Giant Mountains 80,072
Lubin Lüben 72,892
Głogów Glogau 68.179
Świdnica Schweidnitz 57,671
Bolesławiec Bunzlau 39,084
Oleśnica Oils 37,300
Dzierżoniów Reichenbach in the Owl Mountains 33,653
Oława Ohlau 32,883
Zgorzelec Goerlitz 30,738
Bielawa Langenbielau 30.207
Kłodzko Bald 27.193
Yes Yeah 23,266
Świebodzice Freiburg in Silesia 22,840
Polkowice Polkwitz 22,504
Nowa Ruda Neurode 22,455
Luban Lauban 21,318
Kamienna Góra State hat in Silesia 19,348



The Voivodeship Office in Wroclaw

In the Lower Silesian Voivodeship there is an elected voivodship seymik and voivodeship marshal and a voivod appointed by the government.

Voivodeship Seemik

The Voivodship Sejmik was elected in 2018 as follows:

Lower Silesian Voivodeship (2018)
Election committee Mandates
Platforma Obywatelska (PO)
Law and Justice (PiS)
Polish People's Party (PSL)
Bezpartyjni Samorządowcy (BS)
Federation of the Democratic Left (SLD)

The following groups have now formed:

Lower Silesian Voivodeship (2016)
fraction Mandates
Bezpartyjni Samorządowcy (BS)
  • Obywatelski Dolny Śląsk (ODS)
  • Non-party


Dolnośląski Club Porozumienie



Law and Justice (PiS)

Voivodeship Marshal

Voivodeship Marshal has been Cezary Przybylski ( Bezpartyjni Samorządowcy ) since 2014 .


Compared with the GDP of the EU expressed in purchasing power standards , the province reached 2,015 an index of 76 (EU-27 = 100). The unemployment rate in 2005 was 22.8 percent. By December 2009 it had dropped to 12.5 percent.

With a value of 0.865, Lower Silesia ranks 3rd among the 16 Voivodeships of Poland in the Human Development Index .


The Lower Silesian Voivodeship has partnerships with various European regional authorities. These include the German federal states of Lower Saxony and Saxony , the Czech regions Liberecký kraj , Pardubický kraj , Královéhradecký kraj and Olomoucký kraj , Alsace in France, Västmanland in Sweden, Ringkøbing in Denmark, the regions of Dnipropetrovsk and Oblast Kirowohrad in the Ukraine, the Oblast Leningrad in Russia, Emilia-Romagna in Italy, the West Midlands in the United Kingdom, Austrian Styria , the US state Connecticut and the Spanish regions of Castile and León and the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country .


Nationally known are the soccer clubs Śląsk Wrocław and Zagłębie Lubin , both of which play in the highest Polish league, the Ekstraklasa .

The annual Wroclaw Marathon is also of great importance.

Web links

Commons : Lower Silesian Voivodeship  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Results of the 2011 census, Główny Urząd Statystyczny, Wyniki Narodowego Spisu Powszechnego Ludności i Mieszkań 2011. Warsaw, March 2012. Online ( Memento of January 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF)
  2. Official website of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Office (Polish)
  3. ^ Walter Schmidt : Wohlau 1848/49. A Silesian district town during the revolution. "Schlesischer Kreisbote", Wohlauer Political Association and Democratic Association of Guhrau. trafo Wissenschaftsverlag, Berlin 2017.
  4. Eurostat. Retrieved April 15, 2018 .
  5. Regional unemployment in the European Union, Bulgaria and Romania in 2005 (PDF) ( Memento from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Central Statistics Office of Poland (CIS), Bezrobotni oraz stopa bezrobocia wg województw, grudzień 2009 ( memento of April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), February 3, 2010
  7. ^ Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab. Retrieved August 12, 2018 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 5 '  N , 16 ° 24'  E