Lesser Poland Voivodeship

Coordinates: 50°3′41″N 19°56′18″E / 50.06139°N 19.93833°E / 50.06139; 19.93833
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Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Województwo małopolskie
Flag of Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Coat of arms of Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Kraków): 50°3′41″N 19°56′18″E / 50.06139°N 19.93833°E / 50.06139; 19.93833
 • Total15,108 km2 (5,833 sq mi)
 • Total3,267,731
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Car platesK
  • 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.

Protected areas[change | change source]

Czarny Staw in the High Tatras
The spa town of Szczawnica in the Pieniny Mountains

Protected areas in Lesser Poland Voivodeship include six National Parks and 11 Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

References[change | change source]

  1. Arkadiusz Belczyk,Tłumaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na język angielski Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], 2002-2006.

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