Opole Voivodeship is as to its area and population the smallest Polish region. 15% of its inhabitants are ethnic Germans. Its major part is situated in Silesian Lowland in southwestern Poland. It borders on Lower Silesian Voivodeship to the west, Greater Poland and Łódź Voivodeships to the north, Silesian Voivodeship to the east, and the Czech Republic to the south.
The most important industries in Opole Voivodeship are cement and lime, furniture, food, car manufacturing, and chemical industriy. Agriculture develops well thanks to favourable climate and fertile soils.
This predominantly lowland region has its hillier parts in the east. The Turawskie, Nyskie, and Otmuchowskie lakes are the three largest lakes in this voivodeship. They provide many options for recreation and tourism. The castle in Brzeg, the Franciscan monastery on top of Saint Anne Mountain, and the historic centre of the city of Opole are just a few out of many places to be seen here.