Subcarpathian Voivodeship


Subcarpathian Voivodeship

Infobox Settlement
name = Subcarpathian Voivodeship
native_name=Województwo podkarpackie
settlement_type=



image_shield = POL województwo podkarpackie COA.svg



map_caption = Location within Poland



map_caption1 = Division into counties
subdivision_type=Country
subdivision_name=POL
seat_type=Capital
seat = Rzeszów
parts_type = Counties
parts=4 cities, 21 land counties *
p1=Krosno|p2=Przemyśl|p3=Rzeszów|p4=Tarnobrzeg|p5=Bieszczady County|p6=Brzozów County|p7=Dębica County|p8=Jarosław County|p9=Jasło County|p10=Kolbuszowa County|p11=Krosno County|p12=Łańcut County|p13=Lesko County|p14=Leżajsk County|p15=Lubaczów County|p16=Mielec County|p17=Nisko County|p18=Przemyśl County|p19=Przeworsk County|p20=Ropczyce-Sędziszów County|p21=Rzeszów County|p22=Sanok County|p23=Stalowa Wola County|p24=Strzyżów County|p25=Tarnobrzeg County
coor_type=Rzeszów|latd=50|latm=2|lats=1|latNS=N|longd=22|longm=0|longs=17|longEW=E
area_total_km2 = 17844
total_type=Total
population_total = 2096971
population_as_of = 2006
population_density_km2 = auto
population_urban= 850022
population_blank1_title=Rural
population_blank1= 1246949
blank_name=Car plates
blank_info=R
website=http://www.wrota.podkarpackie.pl/pl/um
footnotes = * further divided into 159 gminas

Subcarpathian Voivodeship (also known as Podkarpacie Province, or by its Polish name of "województwo podkarpackie" IPA-pl| [|w|o|j|e|'|w|u|c|t|f|o|-|p|o|t|k|a|rIPA-pl|'|p|a|c|k|j|e| or simply "Podkarpackie") is a voivodeship, or province, situated in the far south-east of Poland. Its administrative capital and largest city is Rzeszów (historically Lwów was the administrative centre of this part of Poland, but after 1945, when Lwów became part of the Soviet Union, its role was taken over by Rzeszów).

The voivodeship was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Rzeszów, Przemyśl, Krosno and (partially) Tarnów and Tarnobrzeg Voivodeships, pursuant to the 1998 Local Government Reorganization Act. The name derives from the region's location close to the Carpathian Mountains.

It is bordered by Lesser Poland Voivodeship to the west, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to the north-west, Lublin Voivodeship to the north, Ukraine to the east and Slovakia to the south. It covers an area of convert|17844|km2|sqmi|0, and has a population of 2,096,971 (as at 2006).

Cities and towns

The voivodeship contains 46 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures for 2006 [http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_655_PLK_HTML.htm] ):1. Rzeszów (163,155)
2. Przemyśl (66,715)
3. Stalowa Wola (65,818)
4. Mielec (61,118)
5. Tarnobrzeg (50,033)
6. Krosno (47,693)
7. Dębica (46,955)
8. Jarosław (40,549)
9. Sanok (39,481)
10. Jasło (37,768)
11. Łańcut (18,067)
12. Przeworsk (15,747)
13. Nisko (15,637)
14. Ropczyce (15,045)
15. Leżajsk (14,275)
16. Lubaczów (12,378)
17. Nowa Dęba (11,390)
18. Ustrzyki Dolne (9,478)
19. Kolbuszowa (9,172)
20. Strzyżów (8,703)
21. Brzozów (7,699)
22. Sędziszów Małopolski (7,121)
23. Rudnik nad Sanem (6,744)
24. Nowa Sarzyna (6,308)
25. Dynów (6,076)
26. Lesko (5,864)
27. Radymno (5,603)
28. Jedlicze (5,593)
29. Boguchwała (5,535)
30. Głogów Małopolski (5,123)
31. Zagórz (4,990)
32. Pilzno (4,411)
33. Sokołów Małopolski (3,991)
34. Rymanów (3,564)
35. Tyczyn (3,299)
36. Kańczuga (3,211)
37. Oleszyce (3,168)
38. Radomyśl Wielki (2,912)
39. Dukla (2,136)
40. Narol (2,120)
41. Błażowa (2,110)
42. Sieniawa (2,065)
43. Cieszanów (1,899)
44. Iwonicz Zdrój (1,891)
45. Ulanów (1,494)
46. Baranów Sandomierski (1,453)

Administrative division

Subcarpathian Voivodeship is divided into 25 counties (powiats): 4 city counties and 21 land counties. These are further divided into 159 gminas.

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).

Protected areas

Protected areas in Subcarpathian Voivodeship include two National Parks and 11 Landscape Parks. These are listed below.
*Bieszczady National Park (part of the East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve)
*Magura National Park (partly in Lesser Poland Voivodeship)
*Cisna-Wetlina Landscape Park
*Czarnorzeki-Strzyżów Landscape Park
*Jaśliska Landscape Park
*Janów Forests Landscape Park (partly in Lublin Voivodeship)
*Pasmo Brzanki Landscape Park (partly in Lesser Poland Voivodeship)
*Pogórze Przemyskie Landscape Park
*Puszcza Solska Landscape Park (partly in Lublin Voivodeship)
*San Valley Landscape Park
*Słonne Mountains Landscape Park
*South Roztocze Landscape Park (partly in Lublin Voivodeship)

Ethnic groups

*Poles
*Pogorzans
*Lemkos
*Ukrainians

Most popular surnames in the region

# Mazur: 9,530
# Nowak: 9,301
# Baran: 8,020

ee also

*Second Polish Republic’s Lwów Voivodeship

External links

* [http://www.foto.bieszczady.pl/galerie Subcarpathia photo gallery]
* [http://www.wrota.podkarpackie.pl/pl/um Subcarpathian Voivodeship official website]
* [http://www.rzeszow.uw.gov.pl/ Podkarpacki Urząd Wojewódzki] Official website

ubcarpathia landscape pictures


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