Lublin Voivodeship

Lublin Voivodeship, or Lublin Province[2] (in Polish, województwo lubelskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ luˈbɛlskʲɛ]), is a voivodeship, or region, located in southeastern Poland. It 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 region 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.

Lublin Voivodeship
Województwo lubelskie
Motto(s): 
Smakuj życie! (Taste life!)
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Coordinates (Lublin): 51°14′53″N 22°34′13″E
Country Poland
CapitalLublin
Counties
Government
  VoivodeLech Sprawka (PiS)
  MarshalJarosław Stawiarski (PiS)
Area
  Total25,155 km2 (9,712 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
  Total2,112,216
  Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
  Urban
981,166
  Rural
1,131,050
ISO 3166 codePL-06
Vehicle registrationL
HDI (2017)0.843[1]
very high · 9th
Websitehttp://www.lubelskie.pl/
  • further divided into 213 gminas

Lublin Voivodeship borders Subcarpathian Voivodeship to the south, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to the south-west, Masovian Voivodeship to the west and north, Podlaskie Voivodeship along a short boundary to the north, Belarus (Brest Region) and Ukraine (Lviv Oblast and Volyn Oblasts) to the east. The region's population as of 2019 was 2,112,216. It covers an area of 25,155 square kilometres (9,712 sq mi).