Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975–1998)

The Gdańsk Voivodeship[a] was a voivodeship (province) of the Polish People's Republic from 1975 to 1989, and the Third Republic of Poland from 1989 to 1998. Its capital was Gdańsk, and it was centered on the region of Pomerelia. It was established on 1 June 1975, from the parts of the voivodeships of Gdańsk, and Bydgoszcz,[1] and existed until 31 December 1998, when it was incorporated into then-established Pomeranian Voivodeship.[2]

Gdańsk Voivodeship
Voivodeship of the Polish People's Republic and Third Republic of Poland
1975–1998
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The administrative subdivisions of Poland from 1975 to 1998, including the Gdańsk Voivodeship.
CapitalGdańsk
Area 
• 1997
7,394 km2 (2,855 sq mi)
Population 
• 1975
1 249 300
• 1997
1 249 300
History
Government
 • TypeVoivodeship
Voivode 
• 1975–1979 (first)
Henryk Śliwowski
• 1998 (last)
Tomasz Sowiński
History 
• Established
1 June 1975
• Disestablished
31 December 1998
Contained within
 • Country Polish People's Republic (1975–1989)
Poland Third Republic of Poland (1989–1998)
Political subdivisions63 gminas (1997)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Gdańsk Voivodeship
Bydgoszcz Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship

HistoryEdit

The Gdańsk Voivodeship was established on 1 June 1975, as part of the administrative reform, and was one of the voivodeships (provinces) of the Polish People's Republic. It was formed from the part of the territory of the Gdańsk Voivodeship, and a one gmina (municipality) of the Chojnice County, Bydgoszcz Voivodeship. Its capital was located in the city of Gdańsk.[1] In 1975, it had a population of 1 249 300 people.[3]

On 9 December 1989, the Polish People's Republic was replaced by the Third Republic of Poland.[4] In 1997, the voivodeship had a population of 1 464 800 people, and had an area of 7 394 km².[5] It existed until 31 December 1998, when it was incorporated into then-established Pomeranian Voivodeship.[2]

SubdivisionsEdit

 
The district offices and gminas (municipalities) of Poland in 1998, including the Gdańsk Voivodeship.

In 1997, the voivodeship was divided into 63 gminas (municipalities), including 16 urban municipalities, 5 urban-rural municipalities, and 42 rural municipalities. It had 21 cities and towns.[5]

From 1990 to 1998, it was additionally divided into eight district offices, each comprising several municipalities.[6][7]

DemographicsEdit

Year Population
1975[3] 1 249 300
1980[8] 1 333 800
1985[9] 1 401 500
1990[10] 1 431 600
1995[11] 1 455 900
1997[5] 1 249 300

LeadersEdit

The leader of the administrative division was the voivode. Those were:[12]

CitationsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Polish: Województwo gdańskie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ustawa z dnia 28 maja 1975 r. o dwustopniowym podziale administracyjnym Państwa oraz o zmianie ustawy o radach narodowych. In: 1975 Journal of the Laws, no. 16, position, 91..
  2. ^ a b Ustawa z dnia 24 lipca 1998 r. o wprowadzeniu zasadniczego trójstopniowego podziału terytorialnego państwa (Dz.U. z 1998 r. nr 96, poz. 603).
  3. ^ a b Rocznik statystyczny 1976, Warsaw: Central Statistical Office, 1976, p. 50.
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 1491. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  5. ^ a b c Rocznik statystyczny województw 1998, Warsaw: Central Statistical Office, 1998, p. 40-41 (p. 41–42 of the PDF document).
  6. ^ 'Rozporządzenie Ministra - Szefa Urzędu Rady Ministrów z dnia 31 grudnia 1990 r. zmieniające rozporządzenie w sprawie określenia siedzib i terytorialnego zasięgu działania urzędów rejonowych.
  7. ^ Rozporządzenie Ministra Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji z dnia 8 czerwca 1998 r. zmieniające rozporządzenie w sprawie określenia siedzib i terytorialnego zasięgu działania urzędów rejonowych.
  8. ^ Rocznik statystyczny województw 1981, Warsaw: Central Statistical Office, 1982, p. 5 (p. 54 of the PDF document).
  9. ^ Encyklopedia powszechna PWN, vol. 5, Warsaw: Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, 1988, p. 318
  10. ^ Rocznik statystyczny województw 1991', Warsaw: Central Statistical Office, 1991, p. 15 (p. 76 of the PDF document).
  11. ^ Rocznik statystyczny województw 1996, Warsaw: Central Statistical Office, 1996, p. 25 (p. 94 of the PDF document).
  12. ^ "Poczet Wojewodów Pomorskich". gdansk.uw.gov.pl (in Polish).

Coordinates: 54°21′29″N 18°39′19″E / 54.357965°N 18.655306°E / 54.357965; 18.655306