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Wielkopolskie, Poland

Greater Poland

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Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland) is the historical heart of Poland. The Wielkopolska region is a flat region interspersed with forests and lakes. It was the base of the ancient Polanie tribe, a Slavic tribe from which the Polish nation emerged. Some historians believe that Gniezno is where Mieszko, Poland's first historical ruler, was baptized in 966, and which became Poland's first capital. Despite Poland's capital changing to Kraków in 1038, Wielkopolska, however,  remained an integral part of Poland until its annexation by Prussia at the time of the second partition in 1773. From that date on the region underwent intensive Germanization. After Germany's defeat in the first world war most of the region was reincorporated into Poland. 

The River Warta is a central feature of Wielkopolskie and winds its way through the middle of the region. Poznan, the biggest city of Greater Poland and the capital of the whole region is located along the river's banks. Most of the Wielkopolskie region is flat, and consists of a large lake district around Wolsztyn, Sierakow, Chodziez, Poznan and Gniezno. Large tracts of forests are located in the west of the region, especially near Międzychód (the Notecka Forest). See also: Wielkopolska.

Chodzież

Czarnków

Gniezno

Gostyń

Grodzisk

Jarocin

Kalisz

Kępno

Koło

Kościan

Krotoszyn

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Leszno

Luboń

Miedzychod

Mosina

Murowana Goślina

Nowy Tomyśl

Oborniki

Ostrow Wielkopolskie

Ostrzeszów

Pila

Pleszew

Pniewy

Poznan

Rawicz

Rogoźno

Sierakow

Słupca

Swarzędz

Szamotuly

Śrem

Środa Wielkopolska

Trzcianka

Turek

Wągrowiec

Wolsztyn

Wronki

Września

Zbaszyn

Złotów

wielkopolskie miedzychod

Wrzesnia, Wielkopolskie

wielkopolskie nowy tomsyl

wielkopolskie bildern

Pila, Wielkopolski

wielkopolskie wolsztyn

 

 Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland) is bordered by seven other provinces (voivodeships) - Zachodniopomorskie (Western Pomerania) to the north-west, Pomorskie to the north, Kuyavian-Pomerania to the north-east,  Opole to the south, Lodz to the south-east, Lower Silesia to the south-west, and Lubuskie (Lebus) to the west.

 

 

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