Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

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The demographic development of Poland's agglomerations over the past 100 years

Piotr Eberhardt

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 41-54

Abstract

This study is to present the dynamics of urban agglomerations from 1868/1871to tie latest data for 1975, or exactly for the past 105 years. Populationsize will be given for the agglomerations in eleven historical cross-sections:18681871, 1897/1900. 1910/1913, 1921/1925, 1931/1933, 1939, 1946, 1950, 1960,1970 1975. Over the last century, what is now Poland's national territory hadbelonged to different state organisms; hence, the differing statistics and thedifferent census years. Censuses had been carried out in different years bothin each of the three partitioning powers before the First World War and on theterritories belonging to the German state between 1918 and 1945, which accountsfor the double data given for some of the above time cross-sections. Data for1939 and 1975 rely on estimates rather than on census statistics. All that accountsfor the high differentiation of the statistics now available.

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Piotr Eberhardt [p.ebe@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland