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The province is located in the East of Poland, in the Lublin region. It is a region of beautiful, untained nature. Especially recommendable is the sixteenth century nature reserve Zwierzyniec, which is a part of the Roztocze National Park. The administrative and economic center of the province is the city of Lublin. At the beginning of the 20th century Lubelskie province belonged to the Russian Tsarist Empire. After WW1 the region was located in the central Poland. After WW2, when Poland was physically moved west, the region found itself on the eastern border. The actual shape of the region has changed over the years for various political reasons, the latest, in 1998, was in order to fulfil the requirements of the European Union. The region covers an area of some 25,155 square km (14,500 square miles), which makes it the third largest voivodship of Poland. The population of the province is approximately 2,241,000 people, 16% of whom live permanently in Lublin (10% of Lublin population are students), while 65% live in the country and towns of less than 20,000 inhabitants.
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