Lubuskie is the smallest in terms of population of 16 provinces in Poland. Although very much a rural and forested region Lubuskie includes the cities of Gorzow Wielkopolski and Zielona Gora, and towns such as Drezdenko, Gubin, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Kożuchów, Krosno Odrzańskie, Lubsko; Międzyrzecz, Nowa Sól, Słubice, Strzelce Krajeńskie, Sulechów, Sulecin, Swiebodzin, Szprotawa, Wschowa, Żagań, and Żary. Must-see locations include: Lagow, Lubniewice, and the Jewish cemetery in Skwierzyna.
Some facts related to Lubuskie:
- The name Lubuskie stems from the town of Lebus, which is located across the River Oder / Odra in Brandenburg, Germany. Indeed in the German language the whole province of Lubuskie is known as Lebus.
- Present-day Lubuskie consists of the historically German provinces of East Brandenburg / Neumark, Lower Silesia, Posen / Greater Poland, and Niederlausitz.
- Around half of Lubuskie is covered by forest. The largest percentage of forest cover of any Polish province.
- The province has a population of just over one million. The largest city being Gorzów with around 125,000 inhabitants.
Lubuskie is bordered by the German province of Brandenburg and the Polish provinces of Western Pomerania (Zachodniopomorskie); Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie), and Wielkopolskie.
Related content on Polish Poland: Map of Lubuskie.