High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A voivodeship, also
spelled voivodship, voivodina or vojvodina was originally the
military commander next to the ruler. Contemporarily, the term is
used for the województwa (preferably translated as
"provinces") of Poland, of which there are currently 16.
There is also an autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia. The
word "voivodeship" appears in some of the larger English
dictionaries, such as the OED and Webster's Third New
International Dictionary, although it is not in common usage.
Depending on the context, historical voivodeships may also be
referred to as "duchies," "provinces,"
"palatinates," "administrative districts," or