Poznań Voivodeship

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Poznań Voivodeship was the name of several former administrative regions (województwo, rendered as voivodeship and usually translated as "province") in Poland, centered on the city of Poznán, although the exact boundaries changed over the years. Poznán Voivodeship was incorporated into the Greater Poland Voivodeship after the Polish local government reforms of 1998.

Map of 1975.

14th century to 1793[edit]

Poznań Voivodeship during the 14th to 18th centuries.
For more details on this topic, see Poznań Voivodeship (14th century to 1793).

Poznań Voivodeship (Latin: Palatinatus Posnaniensis) was established in 1320 and was part of the Greater Poland Voivodeship, until it was annexed by Prussia in 1793.

1793 to 1921[edit]

Between 1793 to 1921, the territory formerly contained in Poznán Voivodeship was part of the following territories: South Prussia, the Poznán Department of the Duchy of Warsaw, the Grand Duchy of Posen, and the Province of Posen in Prussia.

1921 to 1939[edit]

Map in 1938.
For more details on this topic, see Poznań Voivodeship (1921–39).

After World War I, Poznán Voivodeship was created from the Prussian-German province of Poznań. The borders were changed in 1939: Bydgoszcz passed to the Pomeranian Voivodeship, but some Eastern areas were included. After the changes, the area was 28,089 km² with a population of 2,339,600 people (see: Territorial changes of Polish Voivodeships on April 1, 1938).

1939 to 1945[edit]

During World War II, Poland was occupied by Nazi and Soviet forces and the territory annexed by Germany was named the Reichsgau Wartheland, which partially overlapped with the former Province of Posen and also had Poznán/Posen as its capital.

1945 to 1975[edit]

After 1945, the administrative unit centered on Poznán was again known as Poznań Voivodeship. It was superseded by a redrawn Poznań Voivodeship and Kalisz, Konin, Piła and Leszno Voivodeships.

1975 to 1998[edit]

The Poznań Voivodeship (Polish: województwo poznańskie) as redrawn in 1975 was again superseded by the Greater Poland Voivodeship, which was formed by the merger of five former Voivodeships.

Capital city: Poznań.

Major cities and towns (with populations in 1995):

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Coordinates: 52°24′31″N 16°55′22″E / 52.408692°N 16.922847°E / 52.408692; 16.922847