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Lower Silesian Voivodeship

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Lower Silesian Voivodeship, or Lower Silesia Province,[3] in southwestern Poland, is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland is divided. The voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Wrocław, Legnica, Wałbrzych and Jelenia Góra Voivodeships, following the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. It covers an area of 19,946 square kilometres (7,701 sq mi), and as of 2019 has a total population of 2,899,986.[citation needed]

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Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Województwo dolnośląskie
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Wrocław): 51°07′N 17°02′E
  VoivodeJarosław Obremski (PiS)
  MarshalCezary Przybylski (BS)
  EPLower Silesian and Opole
  Total19,946.74 km2 (7,701.48 sq mi)
  Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePL-02
Vehicle registrationD
HDI (2019)0.894[2]
very high · 2nd
  • Further divided into 169 gminas

It is one of the wealthiest provinces in Poland as natural resources such as copper, silver, gold, brown coal and rock materials (inter alia granite, basalt, gabbro, diabase, amphibolite, porphyry, gneiss, serpentinite, sandstone, greywacke, limestone, dolomite, bentonite, kaolinite, clay, aggregate) are widely present. Its well developed and varied industries attract both domestic and foreign investors, thus stimulating economic growth.[4]

Its capital and largest city is Wrocław, situated on the Oder River. The voivodeship is host to many castles and palaces. For this reason tourism is a large part of this region's economy.