Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Podkarpackie Voivodeship or Podkarpackie Province[2] (in Polish: województwo podkarpackie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ pɔtkarˈpatskʲɛ], Slovak: Podkarpatské vojvodstvo, Ukrainian: Підкарпатське воєводство), also known as Subcarpathian Voivodeship or Subcarpathia Province, is a voivodeship, or province, in extreme-southeastern Poland. Its administrative capital and largest city is Rzeszów. (Historically most of this territory was part of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia and Ruthenian Voivodeship and within interwar period of the Lwów Voivodeship with its center in Lwów (Lviv)).

The voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Rzeszów, Przemyśl, Krosno and (partially) Tarnów and Tarnobrzeg Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local-government reforms adopted in 1998. The name derives from the region's location near the Carpathian Mountains, and the voivodeship comprises areas of two historic regions of Eastern Europe — Lesser Poland (western and northwestern counties) and Red Ruthenia. During the interwar period (1918-1939), Subcarpathian Voivodeship belonged to "Poland B", the less-developed, more rural parts of Poland. To boost the local economy, the government of the Second Polish Republic began in the mid-1930s a massive program of industrialization, known as the Central Industrial Region. The program created several major armament factories, including PZL Mielec, PZL Rzeszów, Huta Stalowa Wola, and factories in other Subcarpathian towns such as Dębica, Nowa Dęba, Sanok, Tarnobrzeg and Nowa Sarzyna.

It is bordered by Lesser Poland Voivodeship to the west, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to the north-west, Lublin Voivodeship to the north, Ukraine (Lviv Oblast and Zakarpattia Oblast) to the east and Slovakia (Prešov Region) to the south. It covers an area of 17,844 square kilometres (6,890 sq mi), and has a population of 2,096,971 (as at 2006). The voivodeship is mostly hilly or mountainous (see Bieszczady, Beskidy); its northwestern corner is flat. It is one of the most wooded Polish voivodeships (35.9% of total area), within its borders there is whole Bieszczady National Park, and parts of Magura National Park.

Subcarpathian Voivodeship

Województwo podkarpackie
Skyline of Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Flag of Subcarpathian Voivodeship

Flag
Coat of arms of Subcarpathian Voivodeship

Coat of arms
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Rzeszów): 50°2′1″N 22°0′17″E / 50.03361°N 22.00472°E
Country Poland
CapitalRzeszów
Counties
Area
 • Total17,844 km2 (6,890 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total2,129,187
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban
850,022
 • Rural
1,246,949
Car platesR
HDI (2017)0.840[1]
very high · 13th
Websitehttp://www.wrota.podkarpackie.pl/en
  • further divided into 160 gminas

Cities and towns

The voivodeship contains 50 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (according to official figures as of 30 June 2008)[3]

  1. Rzeszów (179,455)
  2. Przemyśl (66,756)
  3. Stalowa Wola (64,753)
  4. Mielec (60,979)
  5. Tarnobrzeg (49,753)
  6. Krosno (47,455)
  7. Dębica (47,234)
  8. Jarosław (40,167)
  9. Sanok (39,110)
  10. Jasło (37,277)
  11. Łańcut (18,004)
  12. Przeworsk (15,675)
  13. Nisko (15,534)
  14. Ropczyce (15,098)
  15. Leżajsk (14,127)
  16. Lubaczów (12,405)
  17. Nowa Dęba (11,310)
  18. Ustrzyki Dolne (9,383)
  19. Kolbuszowa (9,190)
  20. Strzyżów (8,709)
  21. Brzozów (7,677)
  22. Sędziszów Małopolski (7,078)
  23. Rudnik nad Sanem (6,765)
  24. Nowa Sarzyna (6,178)
  25. Dynów (6,058)
  26. Lesko (5,755)
  27. Boguchwała (5,712)
  28. Jedlicze (5,645)
  29. Radymno (5,543)
  30. Głogów Małopolski (5,325)
  31. Zagórz (4,988)
  32. Pilzno (4,484)
  33. Sokołów Małopolski (3,962)
  34. Rymanów (3,585)
  35. Pruchnik (3,519)
  36. Tyczyn (3,353)
  37. Kańczuga (3,187)
  38. Oleszyce (3,089)
  39. Radomyśl Wielki (2,962)
  40. Brzostek (2,597)
  41. Dukla (2,127)
  42. Narol (2,109)
  43. Sieniawa (2,127)
  44. Błażowa (2,121)
  45. Cieszanów (1,916)
  46. Iwonicz-Zdrój (1,831)
  47. Przecław (1,534)
  48. Kołaczyce (c. 1,500)
  49. Ulanów (1,491)
  50. Baranów Sandomierski (1,440)

Administrative division

Subcarpathian Voivodeship is divided into 25 counties (powiats): 4 city counties and 21 land counties. These are further divided into 160 gminas.

The counties are listed in the following table (ordering within categories is by decreasing population).

English and
Polish names
Area Population
(2006)
Seat Other towns Total
gminas
km² sq mi
City counties
Rzeszów 77 30 179,455 1
Przemyśl 44 17 66,715 1
Tarnobrzeg 86 33 50,033 1
Krosno 43 17 47,693 1
Land counties
Rzeszów County
powiat rzeszowski
1,219 471 169,586 Rzeszów * Dynów, Boguchwała, Głogów Małopolski, Sokołów Małopolski, Tyczyn, Błażowa 14
Mielec County
powiat mielecki
880 340 133,148 Mielec Radomyśl Wielki, Przecław 10
Dębica County
powiat dębicki
776 300 132,473 Dębica Pilzno, Brzostek 7
Jarosław County
powiat jarosławski
1,029 397 122,368 Jarosław Radymno, Pruchnik 11
Jasło County
powiat jasielski
830 320 115,128 Jasło Kołaczyce 10
Krosno County
powiat krośnieński
924 357 109,715 Krosno * Jedlicze, Rymanów, Dukla, Iwonicz-Zdrój 10
Stalowa Wola County
powiat stalowowolski
833 322 109,170 Stalowa Wola 6
Sanok County
powiat sanocki
1,225 473 94,740 Sanok Zagórz 8
Przeworsk County
powiat przeworski
698 269 78,691 Przeworsk Kańczuga, Sieniawa 9
Łańcut County
powiat łańcucki
452 175 77,710 Łańcut 7
Ropczyce-Sędziszów County
powiat ropczycko-sędziszowski
549 212 71,220 Ropczyce Sędziszów Małopolski 5
Przemyśl County
powiat przemyski
1,214 469 70,882 Przemyśl * 10
Leżajsk County
powiat leżajski
583 225 69,235 Leżajsk Nowa Sarzyna 5
Nisko County
powiat niżański
786 303 67,042 Nisko Rudnik nad Sanem, Ulanów 7
Brzozów County
powiat brzozowski
540 210 65,254 Brzozów 6
Strzyżów County
powiat strzyżowski
503 194 61,938 Strzyżów 5
Kolbuszowa County
powiat kolbuszowski
774 299 61,399 Kolbuszowa 6
Lubaczów County
powiat lubaczowski
1,308 505 57,120 Lubaczów Oleszyce, Narol, Cieszanów 8
Tarnobrzeg County
powiat tarnobrzeski
520 200 53,730 Tarnobrzeg * Nowa Dęba, Baranów Sandomierski 4
Lesko County
powiat leski
835 322 26,613 Lesko 5
Bieszczady County
powiat bieszczadzki
1,138 439 22,213 Ustrzyki Dolne 3
* seat not part of the county

Protected areas

Protected areas in Subcarpathian Voivodeship include two national parks and 11 Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

Ethnic groups

43. TKB - Chodowiacy z Chodowa 04
Regional costumes of the Pogorzans

Most popular surnames in the region

  1. Mazur:[4] 9,530
  2. Nowak: 9,301
  3. Baran: 8,020

Notable residents

Subcarpathia landscape pictures

Ratusz-POL, Rzeszów

Rzeszów town hall

Jasło-pałac1

Jasło Palace

2015, Przemyśl, Zamek Kazimierzowski (02)

Royal Casimir Castle in Przemyśl

Synagoga lesko

Lesko synagogue

2014 Tarnobrzeg, Zamek Tarnowskich 02

Tarnowski Palace in Tarnobrzeg

Jarosław1

Jarosław town hall

Organs in Basilica of St. Mary in Leżajsk

16th-century Baroque organs in Leżajsk

Solina lake view

Solina seen from the distance

Sine Wiry 05

Wetlina River

Pogórze zach. skansen Sanok

Open air museum in Sanok

Tarnica winter

Tarnica Mountain

Sanockie nafta pompa

A historic oil well

Leopard-AMI-Leipzig-2007a

Leopard car

Autosan A1212C Eurolider - Transexpo 2009

Autosan bus and coach manufacturer has its headquarters in Sanok

Zapora Solińska - panoramio

Solina dam is the largest dam in Poland

See also

References

  • "Central Statistical Office(GUS) - TERYT(National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)". Flag of Poland.svg(in Polish). 01.09.2008. Retrieved 2008-10-23. Check date values in: |date= (help)

Notes

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ Arkadiusz Belczyk, Tłumaczenie polskich nazw geograficznych na język angielski [Translation of Polish Geographical Names into English], 2002-2006.
  3. ^ "Population. Size and structure by territorial division (as of December 31, 2008)" (PDF). © 1995–2009 Central Statistical Office 00-925 Warsaw, Al. Niepodległości 208. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-22. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Kujawiak, Ślązak similarly as Krakowiak and Mazur, took its name from the region of origin; " Mazowsze zasługuje na uwagę ze względu uzdolnień kolonizacyjnych ludności, które to plemię zapędzały na Ruś Czerwoną, w ziemię bialską, więc w sadyby dawnych Jadźwingów, na Podole. Wszędzie jednakże swoje plemienne cechy, a chociażby nazwę Mazurzy. Do dziś dnia (Tatomir Geografija Galicji 1876. str. 59) między Rabą a lewym brzegiem Sanu ludność miejscowa nosi nazwę Mazurów, z których część pod nazwą Grębowiaków (Lisowiaków al. Borowców) siedzi między Wisłą, dolnym Sanem po Mielec, i Leżajsk. Mamy zaś ślady, że w 1373 w Sanockiem nad Sanem, z daru księcia Władysława Opolczyka, a wówczas pana Rusi (lwowskiej) otrzymał wieś Jabłonicę Przybysław syn Fala z ziemi łęczyckiej (AGZ t. VII, str. 15-16)..." [w:] Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Tom VI. III. Etnografia i stosunki społeczne. str. 191.

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Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 22°10′22″E / 49.95667°N 22.17278°E

Gmina Białobrzegi, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Białobrzegi is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Łańcut County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Białobrzegi, which lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Łańcut and 24 km (15 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 56.13 square kilometres (21.7 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 8,078 (8,374 in 2011).

Gmina Chmielnik, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Chmielnik is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Rzeszów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Chmielnik, which lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 52.87 square kilometres (20.4 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,391.

Gmina Czermin, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Czermin is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Mielec County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Czermin, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of Mielec and 59 km (37 mi) north-west of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 80.32 square kilometres (31.0 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,721.

Gmina Dębowiec, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Dębowiec is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Jasło County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Dębowiec, which lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Jasło and 56 km (35 mi) south-west of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 85.81 square kilometres (33.1 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 8,406.

Gmina Jarocin, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Jarocin is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Nisko County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Jarocin, which lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Nisko and 64 km (40 mi) north of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 90.43 square kilometres (34.9 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 5,313 (5,444 in 2013).

Gmina Kamień, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Kamień is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Rzeszów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Kamień, which lies approximately 34 kilometres (21 mi) north of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 73.21 square kilometres (28.3 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 6,879.

Gmina Krasne, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Krasne is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Rzeszów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Krasne, which lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 39.4 square kilometres (15.2 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 9,576.

Gmina Rokietnica, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Rokietnica is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Jarosław County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Rokietnica, which lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) south of Jarosław and 48 km (30 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 57.35 square kilometres (22.1 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 4,420 (4,396 in 2013).

Gmina Wiśniowa, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Gmina Wiśniowa is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Strzyżów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Wiśniowa, which lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Strzyżów and 33 km (21 mi) south-west of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The gmina covers an area of 83.29 square kilometres (32.2 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 8,491.

The gmina contains part of the protected area called Czarnorzeki-Strzyżów Landscape Park.

Krosno County

Krosno County (Polish: powiat krośnieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. 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 Krosno, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county). The county contains four towns: Jedlicze, 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Krosno, Rymanów, 17 km (11 mi) south-east of Krosno, Dukla, 14 km (9 mi) south of Krosno, and Iwonicz-Zdrój, 13 km (8 mi) south of Krosno.

The county covers an area of 923.79 square kilometres (356.7 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 109,715, out of which the population of Jedlicze is 5,593, that of Rymanów is 3,564, that of Dukla is 2,136, that of Iwonicz-Zdrój is 1,891, and the rural population is 96,531.

Maniów, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Maniów [ˈmaɲuf] (Ukrainian: Манів, Maniv) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Komańcza, within Sanok County, in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship (province) of south-eastern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Komańcza, 20 km (12 mi) south of Sanok, and 73 km (45 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Mielec County

Mielec County (Polish: powiat mielecki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-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 Mielec, which lies 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of the regional capital Rzeszów. The only other towns in the county are Radomyśl Wielki, lying 16 km (10 mi) south-west of Mielec, and Przecław, 11 km (7 mi) south of Mielec.

The county covers an area of 880.21 square kilometres (339.9 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population was 133,148, out of which the population of Mielec was 61,118, that of Radomyśl Wielki 2,912, and the rural population 69,118 (including approximately 1,400 for the population of Przecław, which became a town in 2010).

Przemyśl County

Przemyśl County (Polish: powiat przemyski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-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 is the city of Przemyśl, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county); there are no towns within the county.

The county covers an area of 1,213.73 square kilometres (468.6 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 70,882.

Przemyśl Voivodeship

Przemyśl Voivodeship (Polish: województwo przemyskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975–1998, superseded by the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. Its capital city was Przemyśl.

Płowce, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Płowce [ˈpwɔft͡sɛ] (Ukrainian: Половці, Polovtsi) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sanok, within Sanok County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) west of Sanok and 56 km (35 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Równia, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Równia [ˈruvɲa] (Ukrainian: Рівня, Rivnia) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ustrzyki Dolne, within Bieszczady County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 2 kilometres (1 mi) south of Ustrzyki Dolne and 81 km (50 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

The village has a population of 480.

Sanok County

Sanok County (Polish: powiat sanocki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland, on the Slovak border. 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 Sanok, which lies 56 kilometres (35 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów. The only other town in the county is Zagórz, lying 6 km (4 mi) south-east of Sanok.

The county covers an area of 1,225.12 square kilometres (473.0 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 94,740, out of which the population of Sanok is 39,481, that of Zagórz is 4,990, and the rural population is 50,269.

Stańkowa, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Stańkowa [staɲˈkɔva] (Ukrainian: Станкова, Stankova) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ustrzyki Dolne, within Bieszczady County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) north-west of Ustrzyki Dolne and 62 km (39 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Żurawin, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Żurawin [ʐuˈravʲin] (Ukrainian: Журавин, Zhuravyn) is a settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Lutowiska, within Bieszczady County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Lutowiska, 26 km (16 mi) south of Ustrzyki Dolne, and 105 km (65 mi) south-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Counties of Podkarpackie Voivodeship
City counties
Land counties
Places adjacent to Podkarpackie Voivodeship

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