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On July 18, 1998, the Sejm, which is the lower house of Polish Parliament, approved legislation transforming Poland's 49 provinces into 16 new ones, a process which is part of an administrative reform. The Sejm voted 326-45-41 for the measure, one of many in a package of legislation aimed at doing away with the communist era administration and shifting power to local governments. On July 27, 1998, President Aleksander Kwasniewski signed into law a bill dividing Poland into 16 new provinces. On August 7, 1998, the government decided there will be 308 counties (powiaty) in Poland. A number of cities (65 of them) will have county rights. The decentralization, being a result of territorial reform which will take effect on January 1, 1999, has broad support. These decisions ended the argument concerning administrative reform; and therefore the no more comments on these pages.
OLD PROVINCES
NEW PROVINCES
Code Province Capital   Code Province Capital
bb bielskie Bielsko Biala DS dolnoslaskie Wroclaw
bk bialostockie Bialystok KP kujawsko-pomorskie Bydgoszcz & Torun
bp bialopodlaskie Biala Podlaska LB lubuskie Gorzow & Zielona Gora
by bydgoskie Bydgoszcz LD lodzkie Lodz
ch chelmskie Chelm LU lubelskie Lublin
ci ciechanowskie Ciechanow MA mazowieckie Warszawa
cz czestochowskie Czestochowa MP malopolskie Krakow
el elblaskie Elblag OP opolskie Opole
gd gdanskie Gdansk PD podlaskie Bialystok
go gorzowskie Gorzow PK podkarpackie Rzeszow
jg jeleniogorskie Jelenia Gora PM pomorskie Gdansk
ka katowickie Katowice SL slaskie Katowice
ki kieleckie Kielce SW swietokrzyskie Kielce
kl kaliskie Kalisz WM warminsko-mazurskie Olsztyn
kn koninskie Konin WP wielkopolskie Poznan
ko koszalinskie Koszalin ZP zachodniopomorskie Szczecin
kr krakowskie Krakow
Province Population
in %
Income
in mln PLZ
DS - dolnoslaskie 8 215
KP - kujawsko-pomorskie 4 90
LU - lubuskie 3 59
LD - lodzkie 7 169
LU - lubelskie 6 106
MA - mazowieckie 13 526
MP - malopolskie 8 207
OP - opolskie 3 66
PD - podlaskie 4 63
PK - podkarpackie 6 108
PM - pomorskie 7 187
SL - slaskie 12 437
SW - swietokrzyskie 3 66
WM - warminsko-mazurskie 3 72
WP - wielkopolskie 9 229
ZP - zachodniopomorskie 4 108
ks krosnienskie Krosno
ld lodzkie Lodz
le leszczynskie Leszno
lg legnickie Legnica
lo lomzynskie Lomza
lu lubelskie Lublin
ns nowosadeckie Nowy Sacz
ol olsztynskie Olsztyn
op opolskie Opole
os ostroleckie Ostroleka
pi pilskie Pila
pl plockie Plock
po poznanskie Poznan
pr przemyskie Przemysl
pt piotrkowskie Piotrkow Trybunalski
ra radomskie Radom
rz rzeszowskie Rzeszow
se siedleckie Siedlce
si sieradzkie Sieradz
sk skierniewickie Skierniewice
sl slupskie Slupsk
su suwalskie Suwalki
sz szczecinskie Szczecin
ta tarnowskie Tarnow
tg tarnobrzeskie Tarnobrzeg
to torunskie Torun
wa warszawskie Warszawa
wb walbrzyskie Walbrzych
wl wloclawskie Wloclawek
wr wroclawskie Wroclaw
za zamojskie Zamosc
zg zielonogorskie Zielona Gora
More:
Sixteen Provinces, at Last from Warsaw Voice

Last updated: September 14, 1998

 
 
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