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Subcarpathia

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Podkarpackie [1], also Subcarpathia or Subcarpathian Voivodship, is a voivodship, also written voivodeship, in South-East Poland.

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  • Rzeszów - the biggest city in and capital of Podkarpackie at the Wisłok River with a beautiful market square, underground routes beneath it and Barock castles.

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Allready in acient times Potkarpackie was situated on major trade routs north of the Carpathians between the Black Sea and Central Europe. In the early Middle Ages Podkarpackie was disputed between the Kingdom of Poland and Ruthenia, and became part of Małopolskie which was the major part of Poland since the Polish capital was moved from Gniezno to Kraków in 1040. Especially the cities along the San River became very rich in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Beautiful palaces were built in Lublin Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque style by the nobility of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonweath. After the First Partition of Poland in 1772 most of its territory was annexed by Austria and formed a part of the socalled Galicja-Lodomeria. Galicja-Lodomeria gained an autonomy within the Austria-Hungary empire in 1867. After World War I Podkarpackie became part of the Second Polish Republic, but was devided along the San River after the invation of Poland and occupied by Nazi-Germany and the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1944, when its Western part in 1939 and its Eastern part in 1941 were incorporated into the German General government. After World War II it again became part of Poland. Nowerdays it is situated in the South-East of the country, although it used to be in the middle of the Commonwealth between two major trade and economic centers in Kraków and Lwów.

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Some major airlines, Poland's national carriers LOT Polish Airlines, and a low cost airline Centralwings (owned by LOT) and some other low cost airlines fly to Rzeszów's Rzeszów-Jasionka (RZE). Domestic flights operated by LOT (under Eurolot brand) connect Rzeszów with i.e. Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW).

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Podkarpackie boarders three other Polish voivodships

as well as Slovakia and Ukraine.


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