General Information

The Province of Warmia and Mazury is a unique combination of the location’s potential with the human potential -
this combination creates perfect conditions for doing business.



mapa region

Warmia and Mazury lie in the north-eastern part of Poland, at Vistula Lagoon, in the direct vicinity of the European Union’s eastern border with the Kaliningrad Oblast. In the east, the region neighbours on the Province of Podlasie, in the south on the Province of Mazowsze, in the south-west on the Province of Kujawsko-Pomorskie and in the west on the Province of Pomorze. Almost 1.5 million people live here. The capital city of the region is Olsztyn, and other large cities are Elbląg and Ełk. Having an area of over 24 thousand sq. m, the Province of Warmia and Mazury is the fourth biggest province in the country.

The Province certainly belongs to some of the most attractive tourist regions of Poland. Warmia and Mazury, also called “The Land of Thousand Lakes”, are also an interesting spot for investors. No wonder that there are increasingly more companies investing their capital in the region of Warmia and Mazury. Entrepreneurs inspired by the spectacular success of such investors like Michelin Poland or IKEA Group more and more eagerly want to make use of the abundance of staff, natural resources and academic support.

Currently, the leading sectors of the economy of Warmia and Mazury include tourism, healthy food production, wood industry, machinery manufacture, where clean industrial technologies and renewable energy sources are used, pro-ecological forestry, yacht manufacture and eco-tourism.

These sectors are also related to smart specialisations specified in the Socioeconomic Development Strategy for the Province of Warmia and Mazury to the year 2025.

Smart specialisations mean the concentration on several selected areas of economy based upon the region’s natural resources. In the case of the Province of Warmia and Mazury these are water economy providing for economic activity related to the abundance of waters on the area of Warmia and Mazury: lakes, rivers and the Vistula Lagoon; wood and furniture industry; and food industry aimed at the production of high quality food.


Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the
Operational Programme Warmia and Mazury for the years 2007-2013.

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