About the region
Location: Wielkopolska Province is located in the basin of Warta river, in the central part of Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland. Simultaneously, it is situated on the crossroads of the main European East-West track leading from Berlin to Moscow (via Poznań, Konin and Warsaw) and the track from Prague towards the north (via Wrocław, Leszno, Poznań). As a result, the province has very favorable transportation connections with other European countries as well as the rest of the world.
Area: The province occupies the area of 29 826 km2, which is 9,5% of the Polish territory.
Population: Wielkopolska is inhabited (approximately) by 3,4 million people, which is 8,7% of the whole population of Poland.
The Capital: The capital of the province is Poznań, a city with population of 600 00 people. Due to its economic, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourist significance, the city is considered the centre of western Poland. Also, Poznań has its own airport (Ławica airport) performing both national and international functions.
Important Cities: Gniezno, Kalisz, Konin, Leszno, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Piła.