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dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia)

Total area of the voivodeship

19,947 km2

- in urban areas

2903.71 thousand

Population density

146 persons/km2

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Wałbrzych, Legnica, Jelenia Góra, Lubin, Głogów

Special Economic Zones

Legnica SEZ
Wałbrzych SEZ
Kamienna Góra SEZ
Tarnobrzeska SEZ

Industrial & Technology Parks

Lower Silesian Technology Park „T-Park”
Nowa Ruda Industrial Park
Bukowice Industrial Park
Wrocław Industrial Park
Bielawa Industrial Park
Industrial Park in Wałbrzych
KGHM LETIA Legnica Technology Park
Wrocław Medical Science and Technology Park
Wrocław Technology Park
Bogatynia and Zgorzelec Industrial and Technology Park
Lower Silesian Innovation and Science Park
Business Engine of Wrocław Technology Park Trinity
ChemiPark Technology

Regional Investor Assistance Centre


International airport

Wrocław - Strachowice


Lower Silesia is situated in the south-western part of Poland and borders with Germany and Czechia. It’s the most urbanized region in Poland. The majority of companies have foreign capital. The basis of Lower Silesian economic development are its natural resources and perfect communication with Western Europe together with a high level of education of its citizens, good administration and regional promotion. Dynamic regional  development  attracts young people from other regions. The most highly developed sectors are: electric machinery, high-tech motorisation, IT services and BPO sectors.


The advantages of this Voivodship

  • location on the European transport corridor, bordering with Czechia and Germany, close to the cities of Prague, Berlin and Warsaw
  • well-developed transport infrastructure (road, rail, water canals, sea and airport) and IT:
    • favourable Voivodship location due to  main routes: motorway A4, international routes: E30 - connecting Germany with Ukraine and E59, connecting ports in Szczecin- Świnoujście with southern Europe, Wrocław - the largest railway junction in Poland servicing passengers and cargos.
    • international Airport: connections with Frankfurt, Munich, London, Copenhagen, Vienne, Berlin, Milan, Dublin,  Dortmund, Shannon, Glasgow, Liverpool,  Cork,  Rome, Oslo, Paris, Barceloną, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Doncaster Sheffield, Düsseldorf, East Midlands, Eindhoven, etc.
    • transit-transport along Odra river route connecting Lower Silesia with Baltic seaports - Szczecin- Świnoujście and with the system of inland European waterways
  • mineral resources of high value
  • a well developed electro-mechanical industry
  • a high amount of urbanisation
  • higher education, scientific and cultural  potential (Wrocław University takes third place among scientific and university centres in Poland)
  • a great potential for tourism and recreational development
  • rich cultural heritage: numerous monuments, also some on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Centennial Hall in Wrocław, Cathedrals in Świdnica and Jawor


Sectors with a high potential

  • Automotive
  • Electro-mechanical
  • High-Tech/IT
  • BPO

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