West Pomeranian Voivodeship
|Coat of arms and logo|
|Voivodeship Marshal||Olgierd Geblewicz ( PO )|
|Residents||1,713,849 (June 30, 2017)|
|Population density||74 inhabitants per km²|
|Unemployment rate||13.4% (December 2008)|
|Area :||22,896 km²|
|- of which country:||? km²|
|- of which water:||? km²|
|Expansion:||North-South: 216.29 km
West-East: 192.50 km
|The highest point:||Biały Bór|
|Independent cities :||3|
The West Pomeranian Voivodeship ( Polish województwo zachodniopomorskie ) is one of the 16 voivodeships of the Republic of Poland . It is located in the north-western part of the country and comprises the entire western part of the historical Pomerania as well as (in the extreme west) a small part of the historical West Pomerania and (in the southwest) a small part of the former Neumark . The capital is the province Stettin (Szczecin) .
The West Pomeranian Voivodeship was created in 1999 as part of the Polish administrative reform from the union of the Szczecin and Köslin (Koszalin) voivodships and parts of the Landsberg an der Warthe (Gorzów Wielkopolski) , Schneidemühl (Piła) and Stolp (Słupsk) voivodships . The voivodeship is a member of the transnational federation of the Euroregion Pomerania .
coat of arms
The West Pomeranian Voivodeship is divided into 18 districts , with Szczecin, Köslin and Swinoujscie remaining independent. The city itself does not belong to the district named after the city of Köslin.
One district cities
- Szczecin (Stettin) 402,067; 301 km²
- Koszalin (Köslin) 107,225; 83 km²
- Świnoujście (Swinoujscie) 40,883; 197 km²
The voivodeship has a total of 18 districts. In terms of area, the Gryfiński District (Powiat) is the largest and the Policki District the smallest. According to the number of inhabitants, Stargardzki County is in first place and Łobeski County in last place.
(Population and area on June 30, 2019)
|area-wise||Powiat Gryfiński||Powiat Policki|
|in terms of population||Powiat Stargardzki||Powiat Łobeski|
The rather sparsely populated landscape is characterized by glacial moraines , lakes and dense coniferous forests. The Szczecin Buchheide Landscape Protection Park and the Lower Oder Valley Landscape Protection Park are located in the voivodeship . In the hinterland of the Baltic Sea coast , traffic flows from Szczecin to Gdansk . The south-east of the voivodeship is dominated by the Pomeranian Lake District .
Neighboring voivodeships or federal states
|Lubusz Voivodeship||Greater Poland Voivodeship|
Cities of the Voivodeship
There are 65 cities in the voivodeship. The largest city in terms of area and population is Szczecin , the smallest cities are Nowe Warpno in terms of population and Cedynia in terms of area (300 times smaller than Stettin).
June 30, 2019
|Stargard||Stargard in Pomerania||67,795||48|
|Trzebiatów||Treptow at Rega||9986||10|
|Kamień Pomorski||Cammin (Kammin)||8807||11|
|Chojna||Koenigsberg in the Neumark||7375||12|
|Borne Sulinowo||Great Born||5116||18th|
|Mieszkowice||Bärwalde in the Neumark||3647||5|
|Chociwel||Freienwalde in Pomerania||3177||4th|
|Nowe Warpno||New warp||1190||25th|
Most of the inhabitants of West Pomerania are of Polish nationality. They or their ancestors were after the expulsion of the German Pomerania from central Poland and from the area around Vilnius (Pol. Wilno), Grodno (Pol. Grodno) and Lviv (Pol. Lwów) settled. In addition, Ukrainians live here who or their ancestors were resettled here as part of the Vistula campaign .
- State of Brandenburg , Germany
- Brussels-Koekelberg , Belgium
- Gironde department , France
- Guangdong Province , People's Republic of China
- Kaliningrad region , Russia
- Loire-Atlantique department , France
- State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Germany
- Mykolaiv Oblast , Ukraine
- Overijssel Province , Netherlands
- Skane Province , Sweden
- University of Szczecin
- Technical University of Koszalin
- West Pomeranian Technical University, Szczecin , (created after the merger of the Technical University of Szczecin and the Agricultural University of Szczecin in 2009)
- Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin
- Maritime Academy Szczecin
In the area of the voivodeship, Szczecin / Swinoujscie is the most important port network in Poland (before Gdansk / Gdynia). In addition, Szczecin is an internationally important shipyard location.
When compared with the gross domestic product of the European Union, expressed in purchasing power standards , the voivodeship achieved an index of 58 in 2015 (EU-28 = 100). The unemployment rate was 22.7 percent in 2005, 17.0 percent in 2007 and 16.5 percent in December 2009.
With a value of 0.832, West Pomerania ranks 11th among the 16 Voivodships in Poland in the Human Development Index .
Other attractions are z. B. Drawsko , Persante , Ihna , drawa national park , Kołbacz Abbey and cities of Szczecin , Stargard , Szczecinek , Police , Goleniów , Darłowo , Barlinek , Pyrzyce , Myślibórz , Gryfice , Trzebiatów , Kamień Pomorski , Połczyn-Zdrój , Chojna , Wolin , Ińsko and Nowe Warpno .
- 1 motorway:
- 3 expressways:
- 13 state roads:
- 53 provincial roads:
- Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship
- Sejmik of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship
- West Pomeranian Voivodeship Office
- Tourist information of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship ( Memento from December 12, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (German, Polish, English)
- Premier Beata Szydło powołała nowych wojewodów. Retrieved February 15, 2017 (Polish).
- population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division. As of June 30, 2015. Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS) (ZIP folder with XLS files; 7.82 MiB), accessed on May 19, 2017 .
- Euroregion Pomerania - area and partners ( memento of November 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on November 13, 2015
- 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 .
- Eurostat. Retrieved April 15, 2018 .
- Michal MLADÝ: Regional unemployment in the European Union, Bulgaria and Romania in 2005 ( Memento of September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 292 kB). In: Statistics in focus. 1/2006, .
- 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 )
- Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab. Retrieved August 12, 2018 .