Lesser Poland

Wawel Castle in Kraków
Old Town in Lublin
Mannerist architecture in Tarnów
The Lesser Poland Province of the Polish Crown in the widest sense – with Red Ruthenia, Podlachia, Podolia and Kiev
Palm Sunday in Lipnica Murowana.
The 1507 Lesser Poland and Red Ruthenia Map (Polonia Minor, Russia) by Martin Waldseemüller
Kazimierz Dolny on the right bank of the Vistula river.
Niepołomice
Pieniny National Park
Będzin Castle, which guarded the western border of Lesser Poland
Kozłówka Palace
Palatial residence in Kurozwęki
Pieskowa Skała
Members of the regional Folk Group of Wilamowice "Cepelia Fil Wilamowice"
Lachy Sądeckie are a group of ethnic Poles who live in southern Lesser Poland
Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line
Czarny Staw (Black Pond) in the High Tatras
Nowy Wiśnicz
Baranów Sandomierski
Vistula in Sandomierz
"Peasant war" by Jan Lewicki (1795–1871)
Galizien
In the 19th century, Kraków's Jagiellonian University was a major center of Polish science and culture
Gorals from Beskidy
Castle of Bobolice
Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Lesser Poland, in 1920
Soldiers of Holy Cross Mountains Brigade in parade 1945
A fire engine made by FSC Star in Lesser Poland's Starachowice
Boundary between Lesser Poland and Upper Silesia (red line) on the territory of current Silesian Voivodeship
Kraków is the capital of Lesser Poland
Lublin, the second-largest city of Lesser Poland
Częstochowa, the third-largest city of Lesser Poland
Radom, the fourth-largest city of Lesser Poland
Sosnowiec, the fifth-largest city of Lesser Poland
Folklore group in Podhale costume, Bukowina Tatrzańska, Lesser Poland, 2016
Polish flat soda bread (known as Proziaki in podkarpacie)
KS Cracovia on Independence Day 2019
A map of Polish dialects. The area where Lesser Poland's dialect is spoken is marked in orange.

Historical region situated in southern and south-eastern Poland.

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Galicia (Eastern Europe)

Historical and geographic region spanning what is now southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.

Historical and geographic region spanning what is now southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.

Map of the Principality of Halych in the 13th century, which formed the nucleus of what later became Galicia
Annexation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia by the Kingdom of Poland as part of the Galicia–Volhynia Wars
Table of history of Cherven Cities, Halychian Rus' and Red Ruthenia
The legislative Sejm of the Land was located in the capital city, Lemberg, modern day Lviv.
Reconstruction of the historic border (1772–1918) between Austrian Galicia and Austrian Silesia in Bielsko-Biała.
Siege of Przemyśl in 1915
Peasants and Jews from Galicia, c. 1886
Rail lines in Galicia before 1897

It covers much of such historic regions as Red Ruthenia (centered on Lviv) and Lesser Poland (centered in Kraków).

Lublin

Krakowska Gate in the Old Town is among the city's most recognisable landmarks.
Union of Lublin, painting by Jan Matejko at the National Museum of Lublin
19th-century drawing of the Lublin Old Town by Adam Lerue
German and Soviet troops in Lublin during the invasion of Poland in September 1939
Monument and cemetery in Rury where the Germans massacred around 500 Poles in 1940
The site of the former Majdanek concentration camp, located on the outskirts of Lublin
Marie Curie Monument near the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS
Polish MPs in the PZL Świdnik helicopter factory
Perła – Browary Lubelskie
Lublin Airport
Lublin Główny railway station, the city's main train station
Lublin has one of three trolleybus systems in Poland
The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures and Teatralny Square, view from the Lublin Conference Center
National Museum in Lublin
Old Theatre in Lublin, opening night
Crown Tribunal in the Old Town
Historic tenement houses at the Market Square
Litewski Square
Krakowskie Przedmieście, one of the main streets of the historic city center
Grand Hotel Lublinianka
Arena Lublin
Faculty of Biotechnology, KUL
Faculty of Information Technology, UMCS
Lublin City Hall
Stanisław Kostka Potocki
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
Henryk Wieniawski
Juliusz Osterwa Theatre
Lublin Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral
Trinitarian Tower
St. Stanislaus Basilica
Courtyard of the Dominican Abbey
UMCS Botanical Gardens
14th-century Holy Trinity Chapel
Frescoes inside the chapel
Grodzka Gate
A street fair in the Old Town
440th anniversary of the Union of Lublin
Birthplace of composer Henryk Wieniawski
House of poet Sebastian Klonowic
Zemborzyce Lake
Saints Peter and Paul church
Transfiguration church
The first part of a bypass road around Lublin
Radio & TV tower in Lublin

Lublin is the ninth-largest city in Poland and the second-largest city of historical Lesser Poland.

Kielce

City in southern Poland with 193,415 inhabitants.

City in southern Poland with 193,415 inhabitants.

A typical Polish manor house called dworek, dating back to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The pictured house is one of the city's most precious buildings
Camp of the Russian Imperial Army near Kielce during the January Uprising, 1863
Józef Piłsudski with the Polish Legions in Kielce, in front of the Governor's Palace, 1914
Kielce Synagogue, built 1903-1909
Building of the Kielce Jewish Committee and refugee centre on Planty Street
Sienkiewicza Street, summer 2011
Palace of the Kraków Bishops in Kielce
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
Map of the centre of Kielce
Stefan Żeromski Theatre
Kielce History Museum
Sports hall in Kielce
Football stadium in Kielce
Kielce Business Center - the headquarters of Exbud-Skanska, a symbol of modern Kielce
Stanisław Staszic monument
St. Adalbert Church dating back to 10th century
Exaltation of the Holy Cross church
Sienkiewicza Street (Old Market)
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Market Square at night
Square of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Kielce Fair
The Monument of The Legion Four
City Park
Holy Trinity Church, built 1640–1644
Karczówka Monastery, built 1624–1631
Garrison Church, built 1902–1904
Statue of Miles Davis in Kielce

The city is in the middle of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains (Holy Cross Mountains), on the banks of the Silnica River, in the northern part of the historical Polish province of Lesser Poland.

Częstochowa

City in southern Poland on the Warta River with 217,530 inhabitants, making it the thirteenth-largest city in Poland.

City in southern Poland on the Warta River with 217,530 inhabitants, making it the thirteenth-largest city in Poland.

Fortifications of the Jasna Góra Monastery
The Black Madonna of Częstochowa
Kazimierz Pulaski and the Bar Confederation 1772 defence of Częstochowa. Painting by Chełmoński.
Interior of basilica, Jasna Góra Monastery
Polish insurgents in Częstochowa during the January Uprising
Częstochowa in the early 20th century
Match factory modernized in the 1920s, now a museum
German troops in Częstochowa during the invasion of Poland
Monument dedicated to the fallen defenders of Poland in the Polish–Soviet War and World War II
Celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Poland with the participation of Primate of Poland Stefan Wyszyński in 1966
Huta Częstochowa steelworks
Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family
Franke's House
Zapałkiewicz House
Polish Bank's Townhouse
Old houses at Ulica 7 Kamienic
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Philharmonic of Częstochowa
Adam Mickiewicz Theatre
Jan Długosz University
CKM Włókniarz Częstochowa stadium
Sports Hall Częstochowa
Miejski Stadion Piłkarski "Raków", home venue of Raków Częstochowa
Municipal office
Map of Częstochowa's neighborhoods
Jakub Błaszczykowski
Jerzy Kulej
Maryi Panny Avenue
View on the Avenues
3rd Avenue during the night
Staszic Park
Sienkiewicz Avenue
National Road {{Jct|country=POL|DK|1}} in Częstochowa
Częstochowa, Częstochowa Osobowa (Główna) Railway S tation
Twist tram in Częstochowa
Konstal 105Na trams on Niepodległości (Independence) Avenue
Town Hall and Częstochowa Regional Museum
Halina Poświatowska Museum
Archaeological Reserve in Częstochowa
Iron Ore Mining Museum
Museum of Match Production
Regional Specialist Hospital - Parkitka, Nowobialska Street
City Polyclinical Hospital - Mirowska Street
Regional Specialist Hospital - PCK Street
City Polyclinical Hospital - Mickiewicz Street
St Barbara and St Andrew Church
St Sigismund Church
St Roch and Sebastian Church
St Jacob's Church
Katedra Polskokatolicka
Cerkiew Ikony

However, Częstochowa is historically part of the Lesser Poland region, not of Silesia, and before 1795, it belonged to the Kraków Voivodeship.

Saint Wenceslaus church, the city's oldest church

Radom

City in east-central Poland, located approximately 100 km south of the capital, Warsaw.

City in east-central Poland, located approximately 100 km south of the capital, Warsaw.

Saint Wenceslaus church, the city's oldest church
Saint John the Baptist church, founded by King Casimir III the Great in the 14th century
Plaque at the Radom Castle commemorating the adoption of the Nihil novi act in Radom in 1505
Piarist College in the 19th century
City map from 1919
Former seat of the Gestapo and NKVD during the occupation
Monument and cemetery in Firlej where the Germans murdered around 15,000 Poles and Jews
Radom in the 1970s
Radom Cathedral
Building of the former Land Credit Society
Jacek Malczewski Museum and Polish Legions monument
Polish Basketball League match between Rosa Radom and Trefl Sopot in Radom in 2014
Transport in Radom
Radom University
Public Library
Headquarters of Polish Armaments Group
MSBS rifle from Łucznik Arms Factory
Courthouse
Jan Kochanowski monument
Jacek Malczewski monument
Leszek Kołakowski monument
Radom Airport
Bus Solaris Urbino 12
Main railway station
Biking in Radom

Despite being part of the Masovian Voivodeship, the city historically belongs to Lesser Poland.

Red Ruthenia

Term used since the Middle Ages for the south-western principalities of the Kievan Rus', namely the Principality of Peremyshl and the Principality of Belz.

Term used since the Middle Ages for the south-western principalities of the Kievan Rus', namely the Principality of Peremyshl and the Principality of Belz.

Lemkos in folk costumes from Mokre, near Sanok
Pogórzanie folk costumes
The ducal seal of Vladislaus II of Opole (Władysław Opolczyk): "Ladislaus Dei Gracia Dux Opoliensis Wieloniensis et Terre Russie Domin et Heres" (c. 1387)
The 1507 Lesser Poland and Red Ruthenia Map (Polonia Minor; Russia) by Martin Waldseemüller
Village of Markowa, about 150-200 km southeast of Kraków. Its 18th- and 19th-century Upper Lusatian houses evoked the mountains of Saxony.
Bieszczady Mountains

It has also sometimes included parts of Lesser Poland, Podolia, "Right-bank Ukraine" and Volhynia.

Lesser Poland Province, 1635 (in red)

Lesser Poland Province, Crown of the Kingdom of Poland

Administrative division of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1569 until 1795 and the biggest province of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Administrative division of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1569 until 1795 and the biggest province of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Lesser Poland Province, 1635 (in red)
The Crown Tribunal in Lublin, the highest appeal court in the province of Lesser Poland

The name of the province comes from historic land of Lesser Poland.

Map of Polish voivodeships since 1999 (abbreviations)

Voivodeships of Poland

Highest-level administrative division of Poland, corresponding to a province in many other countries.

Highest-level administrative division of Poland, corresponding to a province in many other countries.

Map of Polish voivodeships since 1999 (abbreviations)

Before the third and last Partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, which occurred in 1795, each of the main constituent regions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth—Greater Poland, Lesser Poland, Lithuania, and Royal Prussia—was sometimes idiosyncratically referred to as a "Province" (prowincja).

Folk dancers in traditional costumes from Kraków (regarded as Polish national costumes).

Krakowiak

Folk dancers in traditional costumes from Kraków (regarded as Polish national costumes).
Krakowiak rhythm on score.

The Krakowiak or Cracovienne is a fast, syncopated Polish folk dance in duple time from the region of Kraków and Lesser Poland.

Tarnobrzeg

Boroughs, districts and osiedla of Tarnobrzeg
Tarnowski Castle
Tarnowski family brewery in Tarnobrzeg
Tarnobrzeg market square
Yellow gold of Tarnobrzeg
Antoni Surowiecki Square

Tarnobrzeg is a city in south-eastern Poland (historic Lesser Poland), on the east bank of the river Vistula, with 49,419 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2009.