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Greater Poland Voivodeship
Województwo wielkopolskie
Voivodeship
Flag of Greater Poland Voivodeship
Flag
Coat of arms of Greater Poland Voivodeship
Coat of arms
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Country  Poland
Area
 • Total 29,826 km2 (11,516 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,374,653
 • Density 113.1447/km2 (293.043/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,923,582
 • Rural 1,451,071
Car plates P
Website http://www.en.poznan.uw.gov.pl/
  • further divided into 226 gminas.

Greater Poland Voivodeship is one of the 16 Voivodeships of Poland. It can be found in the western part of Poland. It is mostly in the historical land Greater Poland. The capital of the Voivodeship is Poznań.

It was created on 1 January 1999.

Protected areas

Jezioro Kociołek 2
Lake Kociołek in Greater Poland National Park

Protected areas in Greater Poland Voivodeship include two National Parks and 12 Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

  • Drawno National Park (partly in Lubusz and West Pomeranian Voivodeships)
  • Greater Poland National Park
  • Barycz Valley Landscape Park (partly in Lower Silesian Voivodeship)
  • Chłapowski Landscape Park
  • Lednica Landscape Park
  • Powidz Landscape Park
  • Promno Landscape Park
  • Przemęt Landscape Park (partly in Lubusz Voivodeship)
  • Pszczew Landscape Park (partly in Lubusz Voivodeship)
  • Puszcza Zielonka Landscape Park
  • Rogalin Landscape Park
  • Sieraków Landscape Park
  • Warta Landscape Park
  • Żerków-Czeszewo Landscape Park

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