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Administrative division


Lublin Voivodeship is divided into 24 counties (powiat
Powiat
A powiat is the second-level unit of local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture in other countries. The term powiat is most often translated into English as "county", although other terms are also sometimes used...

s): 4 city counties and 20 land counties. These are further divided into 213 gmina
Gmina
The gmina is the principal unit of administrative division of Poland at its lowest uniform level. It is often translated as "commune" or "municipality." As of 2010 there were 2,479 gminas throughout the country...

s.

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).
English and
Polish names
Area
(km²)
Population
(2006)
Seat Other towns Total
gmina
Gmina
The gmina is the principal unit of administrative division of Poland at its lowest uniform level. It is often translated as "commune" or "municipality." As of 2010 there were 2,479 gminas throughout the country...

s
City counties
Lublin
Lublin
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland. It is the capital of Lublin Voivodeship with a population of 350,392 . Lublin is also the largest Polish city east of the Vistula river...

147 354,272 1
Chełm 35 67,989 1
Zamość
Zamosc
Zamość ukr. Замостя is a town in southeastern Poland with 66,633 inhabitants , situated in the south-western part of Lublin Voivodeship , about from Lublin, from Warsaw and from the border with Ukraine...

30 66,613 1
Biała Podlaska 49 58,010 1
Land counties
Lublin County
Lublin County
Lublin County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Lublin, although the city is not part...


powiat lubelski
1,679 140,562 Lublin
Lublin
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland. It is the capital of Lublin Voivodeship with a population of 350,392 . Lublin is also the largest Polish city east of the Vistula river...

 *
Bełżyce, Bychawa
Bychawa
Bychawa is a town in Poland, in Lublin Voivodeship, in Lublin County, about 25 km south of Lublin. It has 5,327 inhabitants .The town was first mentioned in historical documents from the 14th century and first received its city charter in 1537...

16
Puławy County
powiat puławski
933 116,829 Puławy Nałęczów, Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny is a small town in Central Poland, on the right bank of the Vistula river in Puławy County, Lublin Province.It is a considerable tourist attraction as one of the most beautifully situated little towns in Poland. It enjoyed its greatest prosperity in the 16th and the first half of...

11
Biała Podlaska County
powiat bialski
2,754 113,764 Biała Podlaska * Międzyrzec Podlaski
Miedzyrzec Podlaski
Międzyrzec Podlaski is a city in Biała Podlaska County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland, with the population of 17,162 inhabitants as of 2006. The total area of the city is 20.03 km2...

, Terespol
Terespol
Terespol is a town in eastern Poland on the border with Belarus. It lies on the border river Bug, directly opposite the city of Brest, Belarus...

19
Zamość County
Zamosc County
Zamość County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Zamość, although the city is not part...


powiat zamojski
1,872 110,225 Zamość
Zamosc
Zamość ukr. Замостя is a town in southeastern Poland with 66,633 inhabitants , situated in the south-western part of Lublin Voivodeship , about from Lublin, from Warsaw and from the border with Ukraine...

 *
Szczebrzeszyn
Szczebrzeszyn
Szczebrzeszyn is a city in southeastern Poland in Lublin Voivodeship, in Zamość County, about 20 km west of Zamość. From 1975–1999, it was part of the Zamość Voivodeship administrative district. The town serves as the seat to Gmina Szczebrzeszyn. A 2004 census counted 5,357 inhabitants...

, Zwierzyniec
Zwierzyniec
Zwierzyniec is a town on the Wieprz river in the Zamość County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. It has 3,324 inhabitants .Zwierzyniec is the northernmost town of the Roztocze National Park. The park comprises some of the last remaining sections of the primordial forest of Central Europe, especially...

, Krasnobród
Krasnobród
Krasnobród is a small town in Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. It is located at around , near the Roztocze National Park and Krasnobród Landscape Park. Wieprz River flows through the town...

15
Łuków County
powiat łukowski
1,394 108,393 Łuków Stoczek Łukowski 11
Biłgoraj County
powiat biłgorajski
1,678 104,267 Biłgoraj Tarnogród
Tarnogród
Tarnogród is a town in Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. It has a population of 3,399 .The history of the town dates back to the Middle Ages settlement, then known as Cierniogród...

, Józefów, Frampol
Frampol
Frampol is a town in Poland, in Lublin Voivodeship, in Biłgoraj County. It has 1,440 inhabitants .The town was founded in 1705, with a unique, highly symmetric layout of streets in the shape of concentric rectangles around a large central square. In 1869 it lost its official status as a town, to...

14
Kraśnik County
Krasnik County
Kraśnik County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Kraśnik, which lies south-west...


powiat kraśnicki
1,005 99,770 Kraśnik
Krasnik
Kraśnik is a town in eastern Poland with 37,989 inhabitants , situated in the Lublin Voivodeship. It is the seat of Kraśnik County.-History:First settled in the 13th century, it received its city charter in 1377....

Annopol
Annopol
Annopol is a small town in south-eastern Poland with 2,679 inhabitants, in Kraśnik County. It has been situated in the Lublin Voivodeship previously in Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship...

10
Lubartów County
Lubartów County
Lubartów County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Lubartów, which lies north of...


powiat lubartowski
1,290 90,484 Lubartów
Lubartów
Lubartów is a town in eastern Poland, with 23,000 inhabitants , situated in Lublin Voivodeship. It is the capital of Lubartów County and the Lubartów Commune.-History:...

Kock
Kock
Kock is a town in eastern Poland, about 45 km north of Lublin and 120 km south-east of Warsaw. It lies in Lublin Voivodeship, in Lubartów County. It is the capital of the Kock Commune.As of 2004, its population numbered 3,509.-History:...

, Ostrów Lubelski
Ostrów Lubelski
Ostrów Lubelski is a town in Gmina Ostrów Lubelski in Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship in Poland. Within the territory of the town and commune there are three lakes. These are Miejskie Lake, Kleszczów Lake and Czarne Lake. The commune is a typically agricultural area...

13
Tomaszów Lubelski County
Tomaszów Lubelski County
Tomaszów Lubelski County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, on the border with Ukraine. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest...


powiat tomaszowski (lubelski)
1,487 88,343 Tomaszów Lubelski
Tomaszów Lubelski
Tomaszów Lubelski is a town in south-eastern Poland with 20,261 inhabitants . Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship , previously in Zamość Voivodeship . It is the capital of Tomaszów Lubelski County.-History:...

Tyszowce
Tyszowce
Tyszowce is a town in Tomaszów Lubelski County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,359 inhabitants .Tyszowce was incorporated as a town from 1419 until 1870 when it lost its city charter, to regain it only in 2000. In 1655 the Tyszowce Confederation was formed in the town.-External links:*...

, Łaszczów
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Chełm County
powiat chełmski
1,780 79,991 Chełm * Rejowiec Fabryczny
Rejowiec Fabryczny
Rejowiec Fabryczny is a town in Poland, in Lublin Voivodeship, in Chełm County. It has 4,600 inhabitants . Rejowiec Fabryczny is a rail junction, located on the main Warsaw - Lublin - Chełm connection. Also, in Rejowiec another line originates, which goes southwards to Zamość....

15
Świdnik County
Swidnik County
Świdnik County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Świdnik, which lies east of the...


powiat świdnicki (lubelski)
469 72,290 Świdnik
Swidnik
Świdnik is a town in eastern Poland with 42,797 inhabitants , situated in the Lublin Voivodeship, very near the city of Lublin. It is the capital of Świdnik County.-History:The village of Świdnik is first mentioned in historical records from 1392...

Piaski
Piaski
Piaski , formerly Piaski Luterskie, is a town in Poland at the Giełczew river. The town's population is about 2,660 . Administratively it belongs to Powiat of Świdnik of the Lublin Voivodeship. It lies 16 km Southeast of Świdnik.- History :...

5
Krasnystaw County
Krasnystaw County
Krasnystaw County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Krasnystaw, which lies ...


powiat krasnostawski
1,067 69,274 Krasnystaw
Krasnystaw
Krasnystaw is a town in eastern Poland with 19,615 inhabitants . Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship , previously in Chelm Voivodeship . It is the capital of Krasnystaw County....

10
Hrubieszów County
Hrubieszów County
Hrubieszów County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, on the border with Ukraine. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998...


powiat hrubieszowski
1,269 68,822 Hrubieszów
Hrubieszów
Hrubieszów is a town in southeastern Poland, with a population of 18,661 . It is the capital of Hrubieszów County. Since 1999 Hrubieszów has been part of Lublin Voivodeship . Earlier, 1975–98, it had been part of Zamość Province...

8
Opole Lubelskie County
Opole Lubelskie County
Opole Lubelskie County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Opole Lubelskie, which lies ...


powiat opolski (lubelski)
804 63,026 Opole Lubelskie
Opole Lubelskie
Opole Lubelskie is a town in eastern Poland. It has 8,879 inhabitants . The town is situated in the Lublin Voivodeship, some 10 kilometers east of the Vistula river. It is the capital of the Opole Lubelskie County. It was founded in the 14th century....

Poniatowa
Poniatowa
Poniatowa is a town in southeastern Poland, in Opole Lubelskie County, in Lublin Voivodship, with 10,500 inhabitants .-Historical antecedents:A village named Poniatowa had existed near the site of the present town for about 750 years...

7
Radzyń Podlaski County
Radzyn Podlaski County
Radzyń Podlaski County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Radzyń Podlaski, which lies...


powiat radzyński
965 61,445 Radzyń Podlaski
Radzyn Podlaski
Radzyń Podlaski is a town in eastern Poland, about 60 km north of Lublin, with 16,140 inhabitants . Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship , previously in Biała Podlaska Voivodeship . It is the capital of Radzyń Podlaski County.The town was founded in 1468. The most important landmark is the...

8
Ryki County
Ryki County
Ryki County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat is the town of Ryki, which lies north-west of the...


powiat rycki
616 59,129 Ryki
Ryki
Ryki is a town in eastern Poland on the main road between Warsaw and Lublin. It has 9,767 inhabitants .Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship . It is the capital of Ryki County.- History :...

Dęblin
Deblin
Dęblin is a town, population 19,500 , at the confluence of Vistula and Wieprz rivers, in Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. Dęblin is the part of the agglomeration with adjacent towns of Ryki and Puławy, which altogether has over 100 000 inhabitants....

6
Łęczna County
powiat łęczyński
634 57,314 Łęczna 6
Janów Lubelski County
Janów Lubelski County
Janów Lubelski County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Janów Lubelski, which lies ...


powiat janowski
875 47,875 Janów Lubelski
Janów Lubelski
Janów Lubelski is a town in eastern Poland. It has 11,882 inhabitants .Situated in the Lublin Voivodship . It is the capital of Janów Lubelski County.It has a large hospital...

7
Włodawa County
powiat włodawski
1,256 40,052 Włodawa 8
Parczew County
Parczew County
Parczew County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Parczew, which lies north-east of...


powiat parczewski
953 36,512 Parczew
Parczew
Parczew is a town in eastern Poland, with a population of 10,281 . Situated in the Lublin Voivodeship , previously in Biała Podlaska Voivodeship . It is the capital of Parczew County.-History:...

7
* seat not part of the county

Protected areas


Protected area
Protected area
Protected areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognised natural, ecological and/or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international...

s in Lublin Voivodeship include two National Park
National park
A national park is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently A national park is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or...

s and 17 Landscape Parks
Landscape Park (Poland)
A Landscape Park is the name given in Poland to a type of protected area, of lower status than a National Park and with less stringent restrictions on development and economic use....

. These are listed below.
  • Polesie National Park
    Polesie National Park
    Polesie National Park is a National Park in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, in the Polish part of the historical region of Polesie. Created in 1990 over an area of 48.13 square kilometres, it covers a number of former peat-bog preserves: Durne Bagno, Jezioro Moszne, Jezioro Długie, Torfowisko...

     (this and surrounding areas form the West Polesie biosphere reserve
    Biosphere reserve
    The Man and the Biosphere Programme of UNESCO was established in 1971 to promote interdisciplinary approaches to management, research and education in ecosystem conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.-Development:...

     designated by UNESCO
    UNESCO
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations...

     in 2002)
  • Roztocze National Park
    Roztocze National Park
    Roztocze National Park is a National Park located in eastern Poland, in Lublin Voivodeship. It protects the most valuable natural areas of the middle part of the Roztocze range. The Park was created in 1974 and initially covered area of 48.01 km². Its current size is , of which forests occupy...

  • Chełm Landscape Park
  • Janów Forests Landscape Park
    Janów Forests Landscape Park
    Janów Forests Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland.The Park is shared between two voivodeships: Lublin Voivodeship and Subcarpathian Voivodeship....

     (partly in Subcarpathian Voivodeship
    Subcarpathian Voivodeship
    Podkarpackie Voivodeship , or Subcarpathian Voivodeship, is a voivodeship, or province, in extreme-southeastern Poland. Its administrative capital and largest city is Rzeszów...

    )
  • Kazimierz Landscape Park
    Kazimierz Landscape Park
    Kazimierz Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1979, covering an area of .The Park lies within Lublin Voivodeship, in Puławy County ....

  • Kozłówka Landscape Park
  • Krasnobród Landscape Park
    Krasnobród Landscape Park
    Krasnobród Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1988, covering an area of...

  • Krzczonów Landscape Park
    Krzczonów Landscape Park
    .Krzczonów Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1990, covering an area of .The Park lies within Lublin Voivodeship....

  • Łęczna Lake District Landscape Park
  • Podlaskie Bug Gorge Landscape Park (partly in Masovian Voivodeship
    Masovian Voivodeship
    -Administrative division:Masovian Voivodeship is divided into 42 counties : 5 city counties and 37 "land counties"...

    )
  • Polesie Landscape Park
    Polesie Landscape Park
    Polesie Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1983, covering an area of ....

  • Puszcza Solska Landscape Park
    Puszcza Solska Landscape Park
    Puszcza Solska Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1988, and covering an area of ....

     (partly in Subcarpathian Voivodeship)
  • Skierbieszów Landscape Park
    Skierbieszów Landscape Park
    Skierbieszów Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1995....

  • Sobibór Landscape Park
    Sobibór Landscape Park
    Sobibór Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland. It takes its name from the village of Sobibór.The Park lies within Lublin Voivodeship, in Włodawa County....

  • South Roztocze Landscape Park
    South Roztocze Landscape Park
    South Roztocze Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1989....

     (partly in Subcarpathian Voivodeship)
  • Strzelce Landscape Park
    Strzelce Landscape Park
    Strzelce Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, on the border with Ukraine. The Park was established in 1983, and covers an area of ....

  • Szczebrzeszyn Landscape Park
  • Wieprz Landscape Park
    Wieprz Landscape Park
    Wieprz Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1990, covering an area of .The Park lies within Lublin Voivodeship, on a stretch of the Wieprz river near the town of Łęczna....

  • Wrzelowiec Landscape Park
    Wrzelowiec Landscape Park
    Wrzelowiec Landscape Park is a protected area in eastern Poland, established in 1990, covering an area of .The Park lies within Lublin Voivodeship and takes its name from the village of Wrzelowiec....


Most popular surnames in the region

  1. Wójcik
    Wójcik
    Wójcik, Wojczik, Wojczyk, or Wojszyk is one of the oldest and the 4th most common surname in Poland.Wójcik as a toponymic surname is derived from villages Wójcia, Wójciki, as a patronymic surname from popular in medieval Central Europe, as a first name Wojciech , as a cognominal surname from the...

    : 12,937
  2. Mazurek
    Mazurek (surname)
    Mazurek is one of the most common surnames in Poland and the 2nd most popular in Lublin Land . It is uncommon as a given name...

    : 9,644
  3. Mazur
    Mazur (surname)
    Mazur is the 14th most common surname in Poland .-Prevalence of the surname in Polish voivodships:* 1st in Subcarpathia * 3rd in Lublin Land...

    : 8,019

Lublin Voivodeship 1474–1795




Lublin Voivodeship was an administrative region of the Kingdom of Poland
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was a dualistic state of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch. It was the largest and one of the most populous countries of 16th- and 17th‑century Europe with some and a multi-ethnic population of 11 million at its peak in the early 17th century...

 created in 1474 out of parts of Sandomierz Voivodeship
Sandomierz Voivodeship
Sandomierz Voivodeship was a unit of administration and local government in Poland from the 14th century to the partitions of Poland in 1772–1795. It was part of the Little Poland region. Originally Sandomierz Voivodeship also covered the area around Lublin, but in 1474 its three eastern counties...

 and lasting until the Partitions of Poland
Partitions of Poland
The Partitions of Poland or Partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth took place in the second half of the 18th century and ended the existence of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, resulting in the elimination of sovereign Poland for 123 years...

 in 1795. It was part of the prowincja
Prowincja
A prowincja , or Region, was the largest territorial subdivision in medieval and Renaissance-era Poland, and later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...

of Lesser Poland
Lesser Poland
Lesser Poland is one of the historical regions of Poland, with its capital in the city of Kraków. It forms the southeastern corner of the country, and should not be confused with the modern Lesser Poland Voivodeship, which covers only a small, southern part of Lesser Poland...

.

Lublin Voivodeship 1816–1837


Lublin Voivodeship was one of the voivodeships of Congress Poland
Administrative division of Congress Poland
The administrative division of Congress Poland changed several times. Immediately after its creation, 1815-1816, the Congress Kingdom of Poland was divided into departments, a relic from the times of the French-dominated Duchy of Warsaw. In 1816 the administrative divisions were reformed into the...

. It was formed in 1816 from Lublin Department
Lublin Department
Lublin Department was a unit of administrative division and local government in Polish Duchy of Warsaw in years 1810-1815.Capital city: Lublin.Administrative division: 10 counties....

, and in 1837 was transformed into Lublin Governorate
Lublin Governorate
Lublin Governorate ) was an administrative unit of the Congress Poland.-History:It was created in 1837 from the Lublin Voivodeship, and had the same borders and capital as the voivodeship....

.

Lublin Voivodeship 1919–1939



Lublin Voivodeship (Województwo Lubelskie) was one of the administrative regions of the interwar Second Polish Republic
Second Polish Republic
The Second Polish Republic, Second Commonwealth of Poland or interwar Poland refers to Poland between the two world wars; a period in Polish history in which Poland was restored as an independent state. Officially known as the Republic of Poland or the Commonwealth of Poland , the Polish state was...

. In early 1939 its area was 26555 square kilometres (10,252.9 sq mi) and its population was 2,116,200. According to the 1931 census, 85.1% of its population was Polish, 10.5% Jewish, and 3% Ukrainian.

Lublin Voivodeship 1945–1975


Lublin Voivodeship (województwo lubelskie) was an administrative region of Poland between 1945 and 1975. In 1975 it was transformed into Chełm, Zamość
Zamosc Voivodeship
Zamość Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975–1998, superseded by Lublin Voivodeship.Capital city: ZamośćMajor cities and towns :* Zamość * Biłgoraj...

, Biała Podlaska, Tarnobrzeg
Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship
Tarnobrzeg Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975-1998, superseded in parts by Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship and Lublin Voivodeship. Its capital city was Tarnobrzeg....

 and Siedlce Voivodeship
Siedlce Voivodeship
Siedlce Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 1975–1998, superseded by Masovian Voivodeship and Lublin Voivodeship. Its capital city was Siedlce.-Major cities and towns :...

s and a smaller Lublin Voivodeship.

Lublin Voivodeship 1975–1998



Lublin Voivodeship (województwo lubelskie) existed as one of Poland's 49 voivodeships from 1975 until 1998, when it was incorporated into the current (larger) Lublin Voivodeship.

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