Warsaw Voivodeship (1975–98)

This article is about a 20th-century voivodeship. For an 18th-century one, see Warszawa Voivodeship (1793).

Warszawa Voivodeship (Polish: województwo warszawskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in years 19751998, superseded by Masovian Voivodeship.

Capital city: Warsaw
Major cities and towns: (population in 1995):

Warsaw Voivodeship in interwar period

For more details on this topic, see Warsaw Voivodeship (1919-1939).

Between the years 1918–1939, Warsaw Voivodeship covered north-central part of Poland, bordering East Prussia to the north, Pomorze Voivodeship and Łódź Voivodeship to the west, Kielce Voivodeship to the south and both Lublin Voivodeship and Białystok Voivodeship (1919-1939) to the east. Its area, after April 1, 1938, (see: Territorial changes of Polish Voivodeships on April 1, 1938) was 31,656 km2 and population (in 1931) - 2,460,900. Out of this, 88.3% was Polish, 9.7% - Jews and 1.6% - Germans. In the city of Warsaw, in 1931, only 70.7% of population was Polish, with 28.3% of Jews. In the whole voivodeship, 21.8% of population was illiterate (as for 1931).

Warsaw Voivodeship in mid-1939 consisted of 22 powiats (counties), 53 cities and towns and 293 villages. The counties were:

The city of Warsaw, with the area of 141 km2 (134 km2 of counties' area plus 7 km2 of the Vistula river) and population of 1,179,500 (as for 1931) was considered a separate unit, just like any other voivodeship. It was divided into 4 counties. These were:

In 1931, biggest cities of the voivodeship were:

Source: Maly Rocznik Statystyczny, Warszawa 1939 (Concise Statistical Year-Book of Poland. Warsaw 1939).

See also:

Coordinates: 52°15′02″N 21°00′37″E / 52.250466°N 21.010144°E / 52.250466; 21.010144

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