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East vs. West Poland: dividing voivodeships


wot30 3 | 20  
25 Mar 2008 /  #1
I'm trying to make a distinction between "East" and "West" Poland. Does someone know what the common division of Voivodeships is? Probably based on what used to be respectively the Russian and Prusian parts after the Vienna Congress? What about the following:

"West": ZACH POMO KUJA WIEL LUBU DOLN OPOL
"East": LUBE MALO MAZO PODK PODL SLAS LODZ SWIE WARM
See for Voivodeships:

Voivodeship of Poland

I would be really grateful if someone could give me advise here!
Czesc!
Kowalski 7 | 621  
25 Mar 2008 /  #2
I think you did it right.
OP wot30 3 | 20  
25 Mar 2008 /  #3
Thanks for confirming! :)
celinski 31 | 1,258  
28 Mar 2008 /  #4
I would be really grateful if someone could give me advise here!
Czesc!

Check this site out, they have some beautiful maps also.

MAPS AND POLISH HISTORY RELEVANT TO RYMASZEWSKI GENEALOGY

rymaszewski.iinet.net.au/3maps.html
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Mar 2008 /  #5
I don't agree with the Sl─ůsk (Silesian) classification. I regard myself as being in the SW of Poland and I live in Silesia. Judging by ur map, it's in the centre if anything but most books classify Gliwice as being in the S of Poland, ever so slightly to the west.

It's only 85kms from Cieszyn which is a border town with the Czech Republic
OP wot30 3 | 20  
30 Mar 2008 /  #6
Hi Seanus, thanks for your comment!! OK, I'll move Slask to the "west group". Best wishes, and thank you all again for the comments - this is indeed a very useful site, celinski!!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Mar 2008 /  #7
Expect some pedantic replies tho. Silesia lies right in the middle but Lower Silesia lies a little to the west which would shift the balance.

Interesting thread

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