“Lubuskie warte zachodu” (Lubuskie worth the trouble) is the shortest characteristics of the Lubusz Region, where it is worth going on sight-seeing tours and worth investing in.
The Lubuskie Voivodeship is situated in the western part of the country and covers an area of 13,987 km2, what makes up 4.5% of the territory of Poland.
The population is 1,011,024 (2.6% of the Polish population)
Population density: 72 inhabitants per km2
Percentage of urban population: 64.7%
On the west side, it borders with Brandenburg and Saxony through the rivers Oder and Neisse Lusatian, in the south with the Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, with the Wielkopolska Voivodeship in the east and the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodedship in the north.
The competence of the voivodeship capital is divided between the two biggest cities, namely Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Gra. Gorzów Wlkp. is the seat of the Voivod and the Voivodeship Office, while Zielona Góra is the seat of the assembly and the Marshal Office.
The Lubuskie Voivodeship is situated on a lowland terrain, but features rather diversified landscape. Bukowiec Mountain (227 metres above the sea level) in the Łagowski Landscape Park and the Żarska Mountain (226.9 metres above the sea level) are the highest peaks. Forests encompass around 49 percent of the voivodeship and in some places create unique complexes, such as the Notecka Primeval Forest. There are also large reserves of surface waters: numerous lakes and rivers diversifying the landscape, such as the Oder River, the second longest river in the country and the following rivers flowing through the voivodeship: Warta, Noteć and Bóbr.
The voivodeship is provided with:
- Drawieński National Park
- Ujście Warty National Park
- Landscape parks: Barlinecko-Gorzowski Landscape Park, Gryżyński Landscape Park, Krzesiński Landscape Park, Łagowski Landscape Park, Łuk Mużakowa Landscape Park, Ujście Warty Landscape Park, Przemęcki Landscape Park, zczewski Landscape Park.
- 51 reserves
- 1,510 monuments of nature (750-year-old “Chrobry” oak growing in Piotrowice with nearly 10 metres of tree girth).