Lesser Poland Voivodeship

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Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Województwo małopolskie
Voivodeship

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Location within Poland
Division into counties
Coordinates (Kraków): 50°3′41″N 19°56′18″E / 50.06139°N 19.93833°E / 50.06139; 19.93833Coordinates: 50°3′41″N 19°56′18″E / 50.06139°N 19.93833°E / 50.06139; 19.93833
Country  Poland
Capital Kraków
Counties
Area
 • Total 15,108 km2 (5,833 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,267,731
 • Density 216.291/km2 (560.192/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,619,235
 • Rural 1,648,496
Car plates K
  • further divided into 182 gminas

Lesser Poland Voivodeship, or Małopolska Province[1], is a voivodeship, or province, in southern Poland. It is 15,108 square kilometres (5,833 sq mi), and as of 2006, has 3,267,731 residents. It was created on 1 January 1999. The capital of the province is Kraków.

The province's natural borders are Świętokrzyskie Mountains (Góry Świętokrzyskie) on the north, Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (a broad range of hills stretching from Kraków to Częstochowa) on the west, and the Tatra, Pieniny and Beskidy Mountains on the south. The provinces and countries it is bordered by are the Silesian Voivodeship to the west, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to the north, Subcarpathian Voivodeship to the east, and the country of Slovakia to the south.

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  1. Arkadiusz Belczyk,Tłumaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na język angielski [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], 2002-2006.