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Masovian Voivodship
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Masovian Voivodship

 

The Masovian Voivodship (in Polish województwo mazowieckie) is the largest and most populous of the sixteen Polish administrative regions or voivodships created in 1999. It covers an area of 35,598 km² in eastern-central Poland and contains nearly 5.1 million inhabitants. Its principal cities are Warsaw (population 1.6 million) in the centre, Radom (230,000) in the south, Plock (130,000) in the west, Siedlce (75,000) in the east, and Ostroleka (55,000) in the north.

It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Warsaw, Plock, Ciechanow, Ostroleka, Siedlce and Radom voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Mazovia (Mazowsze) with which it more or less corresponds.

Table of contents
1 Masovian Voivodship Counties
2 Polish names and County Capitals
3 Major cities and towns

Masovian Voivodship Counties

Masovian Voivodship is divided onto 42 counties (powiat): 4 city counties (miasto na prawach powiatu) and 38 land counties (powiat ziemski), which are composed of 325 communes (gmina) which include 85 urban communes or cities.

  1. Warsaw
  2. Ostrołęka; and Ostrołęka County;
  3. Płock County and Płock City County;
  4. Radom and Radom City County
  5. Siedlce and Siedlce City County
  6. Żuromin;
  7. Mława;
  8. Przasnysz
  9. Ciechanów
  10. Sierpc
  11. Maków Mazowiecki
  12. Ostrów Mazowiecka
  13. Płońsk;
  14. Pułtusk;
  15. Wyszków
  16. Gostynin
  17. Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
  18. Legionowo
  19. Wołomin;
  1. Węgrów;
  2. Sokołów Podlaski;
  3. Sochaczew
  4. Warszawa Zachód
  5. Mińsk Mazowiecki;
  6. Łosice;
  7. Żyrardów;
  8. Grodzisk Mazowiecki
  9. Pruszków
  10. Piaseczno
  11. Otwock County
  12. Grójec
  13. Garwolin County
  14. Białobrzegi;
  15. Kozienice
  16. Przysucha County
  17. Zwoleń
  18. Szydłowiec;
  19. Lipsko

Polish names and County Capitals

Major cities and towns

(population in 2003):


Poland
Voivodships of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Lodz | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania Swietokrzyskie | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities
Warsaw | Łódź | Kraków | Wrocław; | Poznań | Gdańsk; | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok; | Częstochowa; | Gdynia | Toruń Radom | Kielce | Rzeszów | Olsztyn