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This is Mazovia

Updated: 30.10.2017

Mazovian Voivodeship is the most populated and largest voivodeship on the administrative map of Poland. It is located in the central-eastern part of the country on the Mazovian Lowland and occupies 35,558 km2, which represents 11.4% of Poland’s area. It borders six voivodeships: Łódzkie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeships to the west, Warmia and Mazury Voivodeship to the north, Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships to the east and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to the south. Mazovia is inhabited by a population of about 5,365,898 persons (Source: Central Statistical Office (GUS) as of 31st December 2016), which constitutes around 14% of Poland’s population. According to analyses carried out by the following institutions such as PAIH S.A. (Polish Investment & Trade Agency), Instytut Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową (Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics), Szkoła Główna Handlowa (Warsaw School of Economics) Mazovian Voivodeship ranks in the top three voivodeships that are most attractive for investment.

Mazovia is the leader of Poland’s transformation. The voivodeship is the top region in terms of the dynamics of economic development and business activities and it attracts the largest volume of foreign investment.Warsaw is the main administrative centre that is surrounded by the most developed communes, which are also characterized with by the lowest level of unemployment. The average wage in Mazovia accounts for 5,240.86 PLN and it exceeds the national average wage by app. 22%. The fact that Mazovia is the region most frequently visited by foreign tourists (about 5 million persons annually, almost 30% of the total number of foreigners visiting Poland) is of significant importance for its economy. Sectors with huge potential (Regional Smart Specialisation) are: Food safety; Intelligent management systems; Modern business services; High quality of life (more: here). Agriculture, outside Warsaw, dominates the character of the region. Agricultural land covers around 67% of the area of the voivodeship (13% of Poland’s agricultural land). Mazovia is a horticulture and fruit growing hub. The agricultural production of the region is a source of resources for the food processing sector. However, the agricultural potential of Mazovia still remains untapped. The region is still dominated by small farms, however there is still plenty of room for both the development of modern farming and farming-related industry.

The largest part of the gross domestic product (GDP), which accounts for 22% of the total revenue of the country (22.14%, Source: Central Statistical Office (GUS) as of October 2017), is generated in Mazovia. Warsaw is a place of registration of 43 enterprises from the first one hundred of the largest Polish companies. One fourth of the foreign investors interested in Poland have chosen Mazovia to be the place of registration of their companies.


ANUGA 2013


As the part of the project "Mazovia -the economic heart of Poland", Mazovia Development Agency Plc has organised a participation in ANUGA trade fairs (5th-9th October 2013). The event was attended by six companies of Mazovia region. These companies presented together at the booth of Mazovia their products: fruits (apples), sweets, cereals, processed vegetables, additives and food colors.

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World Food Moscow 2013


As the part of the project "Mazowsze - economic heart of Poland", Mazovia Development Agency Plc was organizing on 17-20 September 2013 a visit of Mazovian companies to World Food Moscow 2013 fair. The event was attended by 7 mazovian companies representing the following product groups: fruits, vegetables, pasta, organic sweets.

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(Source: NBP, Download date: 2013-05-24)