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Warmian–Masurian Voivodeship

Province in Poland / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Warmian–Masurian Voivodeship,[lower-alpha 1] also known as Warmia–Masuria Province[3] and Warmia–Mazury Province, is a voivodeship (province) in northeastern Poland. Its capital and largest city is Olsztyn. The voivodeship has an area of 24,192 km2 (9,341 sq mi) and in 2019 had a population of 1,425,967.

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Warmian–Masurian Voivodeship
Województwo warmińsko-mazurskie
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Olsztyn): 53°47′N 20°30′E
  BodyExecutive board
  VoivodeArtur Chojecki (PiS)
  MarshalGustaw Brzezin (PSL)
  EPPodlaskie and Warmian–Masurian
  Total24,191.8 km2 (9,340.5 sq mi)
  Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
  Total€14.744 billion
  Per capita€10,400
ISO 3166 codePL-28
Vehicle registrationN
HDI (2019)0.848[2]
very high · 16th

Warmian–Masurian Voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999 from the entire Olsztyn Voivodeship, the western half of Suwałki Voivodeship, and part of Elbląg Voivodeship, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The province's name derives from two historic regions, Warmia and Mazury.

The province borders Podlaskie Voivodeship to the east, Masovian Voivodeship to the south, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship to the southwest, Pomeranian Voivodeship to the west, the Vistula Lagoon to the northwest, and the Kaliningrad Oblast (an exclave of Russia) to the north. Its borders largely overlap the southern two-thirds of former East Prussia, which was assigned to Poland after World War II.

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