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Warmia i Mazury
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Warmia i Mazury

Warmia i Mazury (officially, the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship) is an administrative region or voivodship of north-eastern Poland. The capital is Olsztyn.

It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Olsztyn and parts of Suwalki and Elblag voivodships as a result of Local Government Reogranization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's two historical lands of Warmia (German: Ermland) and Masuria (Mazury).

The territory is just south of Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It was once the southern part of East Prussia.

The capital of this administrative region is: Olsztyn.
Area: 24,202 km²
Population: 1,460,900.

Administrative division

19 counties (2 city counties + 17 land counties)

Major cities and towns

(population 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