Inowrocław Voivodeship

Inowrocław Voivodeship (Polish: województwo inowrocławskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland from the 14th century to the First Partition of Poland in 1772. Together with the neighbouring Brześć Kujawski Voivodeship it was part of the Kuyavia region and the Greater Poland Province.

Inowrocław Voivodeship
Województwo inowrocławskie (Polish)
Palatinatus Iuniuladislaviensis (Latin)
Voivodeship of Poland

Inowrocław Voivodeship in
the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1635.
5,877 km2 (2,269 sq mi)
• Established
• Annexed by Prussia
25 September 1772
Political subdivisionsTwo counties of Inowrocław Voivodeship proper, plus three counties of Dobrzyń Land
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Kuyavia
Duchy of Inowrocław Duchy of Inowrocław
Netze District
Today part ofPoland

With size of some 2,900 km2 (together with Dobrzyn Land, its area was 5,877 km2.), it was one of the smallest voivodeships of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In early years after its creation (14th century), it was called Gniewkowo Voivodeship (Województwo gniewkowskie), from the town of Gniewkowo, the seat of local Piast princes. Last mention of Gniewkowo Voivodeship was in 1420. Even though the capital of the voivodeship was in Inowrocław, its biggest urban center was Bydgoszcz. Local sejmiks, together with Brzesc Kujawski Voivodeship, took place in Radziejów. The Inowroclaw Voivodeship with Dobrzyn Land had six senators (Voivode and Castellan of Inowrocław, Castellan of Bydgoszcz, and Castellans of Dobrzyń, Rypin and Słońsk Dolny).

Apart from the original two Kuyavian counties of the Voivodeship, it also included the Dobrzyn Land, located on eastern bank of the Vistula[1] which became part of the Kingdom of Poland in 1466. The Dobrzyn Land was divided into three counties (Dobrzyń, Rypin, Lipno), and had its own sejmiks at Lipno.



Governor seat:

Voivodes: Hieronim Radomicki (1630–1651)

Regional council (sejmik) seats:

Administrative division:

  • County of Inowrocław
  • County of Bydgoszcz
  • Land of Dobrzyń (ziemia dobrzyńska), divided into the counties of Dobrzyń, Rypin, and Lipno.

Neighbouring Voivodeships:

Cities and towns



Bydgoszcz County


Dobrzyń County


Inowrocław County


Lipno County


Rypin County



  1. ^ " - międzynarodowa giełda domen".
  2. ^ Atlas historyczny Polski. Kujawy i ziemia dobrzyńska w drugiej połowie XVI wieku. Część I. Mapy, plany (in Polish). Warszawa: Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk. 2021. p. 1.

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