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Western Polesie - (also known as Polesie Podlaskie, Polesie Lubelskie) - a geological macro-region, being part of the north-western part of Polesie (a land, majorly found in Belarus and Ukraine), to the west of the River Bug. In geological terms, the lowland is part of the pre-Cambrian region. The north of the pre-Cambrian has carboniferous deposits, as well as deposits of cenozoic and chalk.[1]

Western Polesie

Zachodnie Polesie

Polesie Podlaskie, Polesie Lubelskie
Natural and historical region
Moszna Marshland (Eastern Poland)
Moszna Marshland (Eastern Poland)
Western Polesie marked in dark orange
Western Polesie marked in dark orange


Western Polesie accounts for lots of marshland and rich soils; as the land has not been used for cultivation. There is less arable land here than in other areas of the central-Polish lowland, as there are more meadows and pastures. There are also quite a lot of forests. On drier areas, there are pine forests, whereas on boggy areas, among others there are alder patches of forests, and wetlands with the black alder trees.

In 1990, the region of Western Polesia was made into the Polesie National Park,[2] where among others the European pond turtle habituates the land.

The main settlement of Western Polesie is Włodawa.[3]


  1. ^ "Turystyka Polska". Turystyka Pojezierze Zachodniego Polesia W Polsce. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Oficjalny Serwis Internetowy". Poleski Park Narodowy. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Ludnosc w gminach, stan w dniu 31 marca 2011 r". Statystyki Polska. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

Coordinates: 51°15′45″N 23°19′27″E / 51.2626°N 23.3242°E / 51.2626; 23.3242