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Warmia i Mazury

Warmia i Mazury (officially, the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship) is an administrative region or voivodship of north-eastern Poland. The capital is Olsztyn.

It was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Olsztyn and parts of Suwalki and Elblag voivodships as a result of Local Government Reogranization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's two historical lands of Ermland (Warmia) and Masuria (Mazury).

The territory is just south of Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It was once the southern part of East Prussia.

Major cities and towns

(population 2003)

Voivodships of Poland:
Greater Poland Voivodship  |  Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship  |  Lesser Poland Voivodship  |  Lodz Voivodship  |  Lower Silesian Voivodship  |  Lublin Voivodship  |  Lubusz Voivodship  |  Masovian Voivodship  |  Opole Voivodship  |  Subcarpathian Voivodship  |  Podlasie Voivodship  |  Pomeranian Voivodship  |  Swietokrzyskie Voivodship  |  Silesian Voivodship  |  Warmian-Masurian Voivodship  |  West Pomeranian Voivodship