Where is Upper and where is Lower Silesia?
Both geographic regions are situated in the west of Poland. Upper Silesia borders with the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. And although this land is definitely associated with Poland, this part of Silesia is also located in the Czech Republic. This is the so-called Czech Silesia. The areas of Silesia also belonged to Germany. Only after Poland gained independence, and the Silesian uprisings, these areas returned to Poland. Currently name “Upper Silesia” it is not an official name and is usually associated with the Silesian voivodeship and the Upper Silesian metropolis.. Upper Silesia, however, is also the Opole region. In fact, in the Middle Ages, Opole was the capital of Upper Silesia.
Lower Silesia is located north of Upper Silesia. This land, although mostly located in Poland, it partially, similar to Upper Silesia, is Czech. The Polish part borders not only with the Czech Republic, but also Germany. The territories of Lower Silesia after World War II were assigned to Poland as the Recovered Territories. These areas belonged to Poland in the early Middle Ages. Currently, Lower Silesia is associated mainly with the Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, and its largest city – Wroclaw. Lower Silesia is also the Sudetes and the picturesque Kłodzko Valley