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About the city

Lublin in a nutshell

A stately home of God and those who reign the country, Populated with wealthy folks and eminent gentry, Contributed to peace with the union of the century.
(Sebastian Fabian Klonowic, 1582)

General information about Lublin
Lublin, administrative centre of the voivodeship and the capital of the Lublin Region, with a population of 336 000 Lublin is the ninth-largest city in Poland.  Lublin and its surrounding municipalities are associated under the Lublin Metropolitan Area with the total population of more than 700 000 inhabitants. The location of the town atop loessial rolling hills of the Lublin Upland in the valley of the Bystrzyca river and its tributaries is one of its geographical assets. First settlements started to develop on the future site of Lublin in the sixth to seventh centuries. During the early Middle Ages Lublin grew in numbers, and by 1317 Lublin was granted municipal status. In 1474 Lublin became the capital of the voivodeship, a role it has continuously played to this day.  During the years of the first Republic, Lublin, centrally located on the route between the two capitals of the Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth, was an important political and trade spot, inhabited by different nationalities and religious denominations that constituted a diverse and multicultural community.
Lublin is an academic centre with internationally renowned universities and diverse educational offer. The city's main assets are five universities: Maria Curie-Sklodowska-University, Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin University of Technology, Medical University, University of Life Sciences; and a number of other higher education institutions.

With the network of 26 partner cities around the world and hundreds of cross border projects implemented annually, Lublin is the leader of international cooperation and networking hub for local partners from Central and Eastern Europe. Lublin is the winner of the Europe Prize in 2017 and in 2023 it held the title of European Youth Capital.
The city is the hub of bustling social and cultural life. Renowned international festivals and sport events attract visitors from all over the Europe. The Night of Culture, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów, Re:tradition Jagiellonian Fair, Different Sounds, "Theatre Confrontations",  International Dance Theatre Festival, to name, but a few are Lublin's flagship festivals.

Thriving local economy supported with an overall 1 billion Euro investments in modern infrastructure and high quality public services such as education, transport, and leisure possibilities as well as highly receptive market are what makes Lublin top investment destination and Poland's leader in quality of life and work/life balance.

Border crossings (distances):

Border crossings (distances):
to Ukraine: Dorohusk (90 km), Hrebenne (120 km), Zosin (130 km)
to Belarus: Kukuryki (146 km), Terespol (148 km), Sławatycze (107 km)
to Lithuania: Ogrodniki (395 km)
to Slovakia: Barwinek (255 km), Łysa Polana (385 km)
to the Czech Republic: Cieszyn (397 km), Kudowa-Słone (533 km)
to Germany: Zgorzelec/Jędrzychowice (585 km), Świecko (627 km)
to Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast): Bezledy (458 km)

International airports:
Lublin/LUZ  (10 km)
Warsaw Chopin (171 km)
Warsaw Modlin (209 km)
Warsaw Radom (114 km)

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