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dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia)

Total area of the voivodeship

19,947 km2

- in urban areas

2 884 000

Population density

145 persons/km2

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Wałbrzych, Legnica, Jelenia Góra, Świdnica, Bolesławiec, Dzierżoniów

Special Economic Zones

Legnica SEZ
Wałbrzych SEZ
Kamienna Góra SEZ
Tarnobrzeska SEZ

Industrial & Technology Parks

Data Techno Park
Lower Silesian Innovation and Science Park
Lower Silesian Technology Park „T-Park”
ChemiPark Technology
Wrocław Technology Park
Wrocław Industrial Park
Bukowice Industrial Park
Nowa Ruda Industrial and Technology Park
Głogów Industrial Park

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. Highly developed sectors, among others are the: automotive, electro machinery and high-tech.


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: - connecting Germany with Ukraine and connecting ports in Szczecin- Świnoujście with southern Europe, Wrocław - the largest railway junction in Poland servicing passengers and cargos
    • transit-transport along Odra river route connecting Lower Silesia with Baltic seaports - Szczecin- Świnoujście and with the system of inland European waterways
    • international Airport
  • mineral resources of high value
  • a well developed electro-mechanical industry
  • a high amount of urbanisation
  • higher education, scientific and cultural  potential
  • 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 machinery
  • High-Tech

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