Lower Silesian Voivodeship is one of the most visited voivodeships in Poland. It is famous for a large number of castles (99) and palaces (hundreds), inter alia: Książ Castle, Bolków Castle, Czocha Castle, Chojnik Castle, Cisy Castle, Grodno Castle, Grodziec Castle, Gorzanów Castle, Kamieniec Ząbkowicki Palace, Kliczków Castle, Niesytno Castle, Świny Castle.
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.
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1,400. Krzeszów ( pronounced Kshe-shoof [ˈkʂɛʂuf] ( German: Grüssau) is a village in south-western Poland. It is part of the administrative district of Kamienna Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (formerly in Jelenia Góra Voivodeship ). Krzeszów boasts the former Grüssau Abbey, one of the most valuable relics of Baroque architecture in Europe.
Czarny Bór. Grzędy [ˈɡʐɛndɨ] ( German: Konradswaldau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czarny Bór, within Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It lies within the Central Sudetes, approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of Czarny Bór, 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Wałbrzych, and 76 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław .
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Silesian Voivodeship, or Silesia Province is a voivodeship, or province, in southern Poland, centered on the historic region known as Upper Silesia, with Katowice serving as its capital. Despite the Silesian Voivodeship's name, most of the historic Silesia region lies outside the present Silesian Voivodeship – divided among Lubusz, Lower Silesian, and Opole Voivodeships. The eastern half of Silesian Voivodeship was historically part of Lesser Poland. The Voivodeship was created on 1...
The first Silesian Voivodeship was created in the Second Polish Republic. It had a much wider range of autonomy than other contemporary Polish voivodeships, and it covered all the historical lands of Upper Silesia which ended up in Interwar period Poland. Among these were Katowice, Rybnik, Pszczyna, Wodzisław, Żory, Mikołów, Tychy, Królewska Huta, Tarnowskie Góry, Miasteczko Śląskie, Woźniki, Lubliniec, Cieszyn, Skoczów, and Bielsko. This Voivodeship did not include – as opposed ...
The Silesian Voivodeship borders both the Moravian-Silesian Region, Žilina Region to the south. It is also bordered by four other Polish voivodeships: those of Opole, Łódź, Świętokrzyskie, and Lesser Poland. The region includes the Silesian Upland in the centre and north-west, and the Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland in the north-east. The southern border is formed by the Beskidy Mountains. The current administrative unit of Silesian Voivodeship is just a fraction of the historical ...
Silesian Voivodeship has the highest population density in the country. The region's considerable industrialisation gives it the lowest unemployment rate nationally. The Silesian region is the most industrialized and the most urbanized region in Poland: 78% of its population live in towns and cities.
Both the northern and southern parts of the voivodeship are surrounded by a green belt. Bielsko-Biała is enveloped by the Beskidy Mountains which are popular with winter sports fans. It offers over 150 ski lifts and 200 kilometres of ski routes. More and more slopes are illuminated and equipped with artificial snow generators. Szczyrk, Brenna, Wisła and Ustroń are the most popular winter mountain resorts. Rock climbing sites can be found in Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska. The ruins of ...
Due to its industrial and urban nature, the voivodeship has many cities and large towns. Of Poland's 40 most-populous cities, 12 are in Silesian Voivodeship. 19 of the cities in the voivodeship have the legal status of city-county. In all it has 71 cities and towns, listed below in descending order of population
It was located within the Duchy of Ziębice (Münsterberg), one of the southernmost Lower Silesian duchies created as a result of the fragmentation of medieval Piast-ruled Poland, near the border with the Bohemian County of Kladsko on the mountain pass road to Nowa Ruda, and was often hit by military confrontations, at first by the Hussite Wars, later also by the Thirty Years' War, which left the area devastated. It remained ruled by local Polish dukes of the Piast dynasty until 1428, when ...
Janowiec [jaˈnɔvʲɛt͡s] (German: Johnsbach) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bardo, within Ząbkowice Śląskie County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 the village belonged to the region of Silesia in Germany. Until 1946 the remaining German population was expelled.
Walim is a village in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Walim. It lies approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Wałbrzych, and 64 kilometres south-west of the regional capital Wrocław. The town is notable for 300-year-old timber framed houses. Walim Village Saint Barbara Church Coat of arms Walim Show map of Poland Walim Show map of Lower Silesian Voivodeship Coordinates: 50°41′53″N 16 ...