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Eastern Poland in Europe
Macroregion encompasses 99 039 km2
 - 31,7% of Poland’s area
 - 2,3% of EU’s area

Population: 8 145 903
 - 21,3% of Poland’s population
 - 1,6% of EU’s population

Population density: 82,5/km2

Voivodships which constitute the macroregion:
 - Warmian-Masurian
 - Podlaskie
 - Lubusz
 - Świętokrzyskie
 - Podkarpackie

Territory structure:
 - 87 powiat (county equivalent)
 - 708 gmina (municipality equivalent)
 - 206 cities
 - 16 644 small towns

Strategic location:
Eastern Poland borders with:
 - Russia - 212 km
 - Lithuania - 104 km
 - Belarus 418 km
 - Ukraine 535 km
 - Slovakia 134 km

Since 21 December 2007 Polish and Slovakian borders are internal borders of the Schengen area.  

Border checkpoints:

On the territory of Eastern Poland there are 38 border checkpoints:
 - 16 road checkpoints(Gronowo, Bezledy, Goldap, Kuźnica, Bobrowniki, Białowieża, Połowce, Kukuryki, Terespol,
   Sławatycze, Dorohusk, Zosin, Hrebenne, Korczowa, Medyka, Krościenko)
 - 14 railroad checkpoints (Braniewo, Głomno, Skandawa, Kuźnica, Zubki, Siemianówka, Czeremcha, Terespol,
    Dorohusk, Hrubieszów, Hrebenne,  Werchrata, Przemyśl, Krościenko)
 - 5 airport checkpoints (Szymany k. Szczytna, Świdnik, Rzeszów-Jasionka, Mielec, Kielce)
 - 2 sea checkpoints (Elbląg, Frombork)
 - 1 river checkpoint (Rudawka)

Eeasten Poland’s cities with a population over 100.000

Cultural diversity of the Eastern Poland’s citizens
Belarusians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Slovakians, Gypsies, Tatars, and Jews live in the area.

Modern higher education institutions, professional staff
 - 16 higher schools from Eastern Poland are the top ten in the 2010 newspapers’ rankings (“Perspektywy” and "Rzeczpospolita”)
 - until 2013 macroregion’s higher education institutions are going to finalize investments worth over 1.74bn PLN financed by European Regional Development Fund ERDF
 - the city of Lublin is among 8 biggest education centers in Poland

Labor market
Poles are one of the most hard-working nations in Europe

Labor market potential
Lowest labor costs in the country

Unemployment level

Macroregion’s economy:
  - 611 256 – business entities
 - 23 584 – public sector
 - 587 672 – private sector
 - 59 953 – business entity lately registered in the REGON register in 2009
 - 59 292 – business entity checked out from the REGON register in 2009
 - 361 – newly established companies with foreign interest between 2005-2009

European Union for the development of Eastern Poland

European Regional Development Fund ERDF (2007-2013) 2.7bn EUR
115 contracts
 - Warmian-Masurian - 14
 - Podlaskie - 15
 - Lubusz - 33
 - Świętokrzyskie - 9
 - Podkarpackie - 15
total – 29
subsidies – 4.8bn PLN
motions for payment – over 1.3bn PLN

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