capital of Lublin Voivodeship in eastern Poland

Lublin is a city in eastern Poland. It's in the Lublin Voivodeship. It has an area of 147.5 km2. About 354,000 people live in Lublin. It is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River. The Bystrzyca river, a tributary of the Wieprz river, passes through the city and divides it into two parts: western, with a more varied relief with loess gorges, and eastern, which is flat. In the southern part of the city there is the artificial Zemborzyce Lake created by damming Bystrzyca. It is on the route between Vilnius and Kraków.

Clockwise from top: panorama of the Old Town; Mannerist tenements at the Market Square; Krakowskie Przedmieście Street; Royal Castle; and Krakowska Gate
Flag of Lublin
Coat of arms of Lublin
Fidelitatem et Constantinam (in Latin)
Wiernością i Stałością (in Polish)[1]
Lublin is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°15′N 22°34′E / 51.250°N 22.567°E / 51.250; 22.567
Country Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
PowiatCity County
(Capital of Lublin County but not part of it)
Establishedbefore 12th century
City rights1317
City HallLublin New Town Hall
Districts27 boroughs
 • City mayorKrzysztof Żuk (PO)
 • City147 km2 (57 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)
 • City336,339 Decrease (9th)[2]
 • Density2,310/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20-001 to 20-999
Area code+48 81
Car platesLU
Primary airportLublin Airport

It was started in the 6th or 7th century. City walls were built in the 1340s. The Lublin Parliament session of 1569 led to the union between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania which became the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was an important national centre of Arianism. it was ruined in the wars of the 17th century.[3]

Lublin Royal Castle

The National Museum, Lublin is now in the Lublin Castle which was started in the 12th century.

There are five public universities:

  • Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
  • John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Medical University of Lublin
  • University of Life Sciences in Lublin
  • Politechnika Lubelska

Lublin Airport (Port Lotniczy Lublin) (IATA: LUZ) is about 10 km (6.2 miles) SE of Lublin. Trains go from Lublin Główny railway station to the major cities in Poland. There are local trains. It is is one of only four towns in Poland to have trolleybuses.


  1. "Interpelacja w sprawie mozliwosci i stanu realizacji postulatow" (pdf) (in Polish). Przewodniczago Rady Miasta Lublin. August 19, 2013. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. "Local Data Bank". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 18 July 2022. Data for territorial unit 0663000.
  3. "Local history - Information about the town - Lublin - Virtual Shtetl". Archived from the original on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.