Lower Silesian Voivodeship

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Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Województwo dolnośląskie
Flag of Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Flag
Coat of arms of Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Coat of arms
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Country Poland
CapitalWrocław
Counties*
Area
 • Total19,946 km2 (7,701 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total2,884,248
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,047,151
 • Rural
837,097
Car platesD
Websitehttp://www.umwd.pl/
  • further divided into 169 gminas

Lower Silesian Voivodeship is one of the 16 Voivodeships of Poland. It can be found in the south-west Poland and in west Silesia (called Lower Silesia). The capital city is Wrocław.

The voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Wrocław, Legnica, Wałbrzych and Jelenia Góra Voivodeships.

Karkonosze National Park and Stołowe Mountains National Park are both in Lower Silesian Voivodeship.