Inowrocław Voivodeship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Inowrocław Voivodeship
Palatinatus Iuniuladislaviensis
Województwo inowrocławskie
Voivodeship of Poland¹
Duchy of Kuyavia
 
Duchy of Inowrocław
1364–1772

Coat of arms of Inowrocław

Coat of arms

Location of Inowrocław
Inowrocław Voivodeship in
the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1635.
Capital Inowrocław
History
 -  Established 1364
 -  Annexed by Prussia 25 September 1772
Area 5,877 km2 (2,269 sq mi)
Political subdivisions Two counties of Inowrocław Voivodeship proper, plus three counties of Dobrzyń Land
¹ Voivodeship of the Kingdom of Poland in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Voivodeship of Grand Duchy of Lithuania before 1569.

Inowrocław Voivodeship (Polish: województwo inowrocławskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from the 14th century to the First Partition of Poland in 1772. Together with the neighbouring Brześć Kujawski Voivodeship it was part of the Kuyavia region and the Greater Polish prowincja.

With size of some 2,900 km2 (together with Dobrzyn Land, its area was 5,877 km2.), it was one of the smallest voivodeships of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In early years after its creation (14th century), it was called Gniewkowo Voivodeship (Województwo gniewkowskie), from the town of Gniewkowo, the seat of local Piast princes. Last mention of Gniewkowo Voivodeship was in 1420. Even though the capital of the voivodeship was in Inowrocław, its biggest urban center was Bydgoszcz. Local sejmiks, together with Brzesc Kujawski Voivodeship, took place in Radziejow. The Inowroclaw Voivodeship with Dobrzyn Land had six senators (Voivode and Castellan of Inowroclaw, Castellan of Bydgoszcz, and Castellans of Dobrzyn, Rypin and Slonsk Dolny).

Apart from the original two Kuyavian counties of the Voivodeship, it also included the Dobrzyn Land, located on eastern bank of the Vistula[1] which became part of the Kingdom of Poland in 1466. The Dobrzyn Land was divided into three counties (Dobrzyń, Rypin, Lipno), and had its own sejmiks at Lipno.

Governor seat:

Voivodes: Hieronim Radomicki (1630–1651)

Regional council (sejmik) seats:

Administrative division:

  • County of Inowrocław
  • County of Bydgoszcz
  • Land of Dobrzyń (ziemia dobrzyńska), divided into the counties of Dobrzyń, Rypin, and Lipno.

Neighbouring Voivodeships:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ [2]

Coordinates: 52°47′44″N 18°15′37″E / 52.795537°N 18.260144°E / 52.795537; 18.260144