The Kurpie region. Transformation of settlement landscape until Poland’s accession to the European Union

Agnieszka Starzyk

DOI: 10.21858/

Vol. no: 2021

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The Kurpie region is among the most interesting ethnographic regions of Poland, with the center of the original, well-preserved and carefully cultivated folk culture of the Kurpie [ethnographic group of the Polish population]. The image of the Kurpie village resulted from centuries of human activity. Over the centuries, transformations of the landscape occurred. Activities that gave the area a modern appearance were based on adaptation of the natural environment for cultivation of land and gradual establishment of human settlements.