Geographia Polonica (1980) vol. 43

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Spatial problems of Poland's postwar industrialization, 1945-1975

Stanisław Misztal, Wojciech Kaczorowski

Geographia Polonica (1980) vol. 43, pp. 199-212

Abstract

The purpose of the present paper is to provide general assessment of changes in the spatial structure of industrialization of Poland during the post-war period of 1945 till 1975 (as observed according to the new administrative division of the country into 49 voivodships, in force since June 1st 1975). Some attempts at formulating assessments of such changes in industry location in Poland, whether within the frame of the previous 22 voivodships or within the poviats, liquidated in 1975, were made earlier by many authors, e.g. by A. Wrzo-sek 1960, S. Leszczycki 1965, A. Kukliński 1966, A. M. Dawson 1970, S. Róg 1972, L. W. Murray Jr and G. J. Karaska 1975, or R. Wilczewski 1978. Because of the essential reshapement of the administrative division of the country which took place in 1975 all these attempts became largely out of date.

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Stanisław Misztal, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Wojciech Kaczorowski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw