Lublin Voivodeship

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Lublin Voivodeship
Województwo lubelskie

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General Information

  • Lublin Voivodeship/Województwo lubelskie Official Website
  • Capital: Lublin [1]
  • Total Area: 25,155 km2 (9,712 sq mi) [1]
  • Population: 2,147,746 (2014)[1]
  • Lublin "was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Lublin, Chełm, Zamość, Biała Podlaska and (partially) Tarnobrzeg and Siedlce Voivodeships, pursuant to Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. The province is named after its largest city and regional capital, Lublin, and its territory is made of four historical lands: the western part of the voivodeship, with Lublin itself, belongs to Lesser Poland, the eastern part of Lublin Area belongs to Red Ruthenia, and the northeast belongs to Polesie and Podlasie."[1]

Historical Categories

Historically part of

  • Radom Governorate, Russian Empire
  • Lublin Governorate, Russian Empire
  • Siedlce Governorate, Russian Empire

Historical Timeline

  • Lublin Voivodeship 1474–1795 - "administrative region of the Kingdom of Poland created in 1474 out of parts of Sandomierz Voivodeship and lasting until the Partitions of Poland in 1795. It was part of the prowincja of Lesser Poland." [1]
  • Lublin Voivodeship 1816–1837 - "Lublin Voivodeship was one of the voivodeships of Congress Poland. It was formed in 1816 from Lublin Department, and in 1837 was transformed into Lublin Governorate." [1]
  • Lublin Voivodeship 1919–1939 - "one of the administrative regions of the interwar Second Polish Republic." [1]
  • 1939 - 1945: Nazi Germany Occupation
  • 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, Biała Podlaska, Tarnobrzeg and Siedlce Voivodeships and a smaller Lublin Voivodeship." [1]
  • 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. [1]

County Division

City Counties Polish Name Seat Total Gminas
Lublin Lublin 1
Chełm Chełm 1
Zamość Zamość 1
Biała Podlaska Biała Podlaska 1
Land Counties Polish Name Seat Total Gminas
Lublin County powiat lubelski Lublin 16
Puławy County powiat puławski Puławy 11
Biała Podlaska County powiat bialski Biała Podlaska 19
Zamość County powiat zamojski Zamość 15
Łuków County powiat łukowski Łuków 11
Biłgoraj County biłgorajski Biłgoraj 14
Kraśnik County powiat kraśnicki Kraśnik 10
Lubartów County powiat lubartowski Lubartów 13
Tomaszów Lubelski County powiat tomaszowski Tomaszów Lubelski 13
Chełm County powiat chełmski Chełm 15
Świdnik County powiat świdnicki Świdnik 5
Krasnystaw County powiat krasnostawski Krasnystaw 10
Hrubieszów County hrubieszowski Hrubieszów 8
Opole Lubelskie County powiat opolski Opole Lubelskie 7
Radzyń Podlaski County powiat radzyński Radzyń Podlaski 8
Ryki County powiat rycki Ryki 6
Łęczna County powiat łęczyński Łęczna 6
Janów Lubelski County powiat janowski Janów Lubelski 7
Włodawa County powiat włodawski Włodawa 8
Parczew County powiat parczewski Parczew 7

Holocaust Camps

Protected Areas

Cultural Issues

The most common surnames in the region are:

  • Wójcik (Wojczik, Wojczyk, Wojszyk): one of the oldest and the fourth most common surname in Poland. [2]
  • Mazurek: one of the most common surnames in Poland and the 2nd most popular in Lublin Land [3]
  • Mazur: the 14th most common surname in Poland; originates as showing membership in the Masurians ethnic group. [4]

Research Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Lublin Voivodeship on Wikipedia
  2. Wójcik on Wikipedia
  3. Mazurek on Wikipedia
  4. Mazur on Wikipedia

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