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Osiedle Tysiąclecia at night
Katowice
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Katowice (Poland)
Katowice
Coordinates: 50°15′N 19°00′E / 50.25, 19
Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Powiat city county
Gmina Katowice
Established 16th century
City Rights 1865
Government
 - Mayor Piotr Uszok
Area
 - City 164.5 km²  (63.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - City 317,220
 - Density 1,928.38/km² (4,994.5/sq mi)
 - Metro 3,500,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40-001 to 40-999
Area code(s) +48 32
Car Plates SK
Website: www.um.katowice.pl

Katowice ([,katɔ'vʲitsɛ] ; German: Kattowitz, Czech: Katovice) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland on the Kłodnica and Rawa rivers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3539x600, 1204 KB) Katowice / Poland Autor: SZPANER pl:Licencja PD - używajcie fotki jak chcecie, kiedy chcecie i gdzie chcecie. ... Image File history File links Katowice_Flaga. ... Image File history File links Katowice_Herb. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... The following is a list of powiats in Poland. ... The municipality or commune (Polish: gmina, plural: gminy) is the principal unit (lowest level) of territorial division in Poland. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... Image File history File links Pl-Katowice. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Silesia (English pronunciation [], Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlůnsk) is a historical region in central Europe, located along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes, Carpathian (Silesian Beskids) mountain range. ... KÅ‚odnica is a river in the Upper Silesia. ... The term Rawa can refer to: Rawa Mazowiecka, town in Poland Rawa River near Katowice in Poland shortened name of the Rawa Blues Festival acronym for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan acronym for the Renaissance Artists and Writers Association Richard A. Watson (RAWA), computer game programmer Category...


Since 1999 Katowice is the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship. Previously, it was the capital of the Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Katowice is the main city of the Upper Silesian Industry Area and the most populous member of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union. Its population is 317,220 (2006) within a greater metropolitan area populated by 3,487,000 people (2004). This article is about the year. ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... Katowice Voivodeship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975-1998, superseded by the Silesian Voivodeship. ... Silesian Voivodeship (1920-1945) - an autonomous voivodeship of the Second Polish Republic created as a result of popular plebiscite 1921, 3 Silesian Uprisings and partition of Upper Silesia between Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. ... Silesian Region Katowice in 1905 The Upper Silesian Industry Area or Upper Silesian Industry Region (polish: GórnoÅ›lÄ…skie ZagÅ‚Ä™bie WÄ™glowe, GZW) is an urban area in Silesia, Poland centering around Katowice in Silesian Voivodship (previously capital of Katowice Voivodship). ... Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, USMU (Polish: GórnoÅ›lÄ…ski ZwiÄ…zek Metropolitalny) is a proposed union of 14 neighbouring cities in the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland: Bytom, Chorzów, DÄ…browa Górnicza, Gliwice, Jaworzno, Katowice, MysÅ‚owice, Piekary ÅšlÄ…skie, Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska, Siemianowice ÅšlÄ…skie, Sosnowiec, ÅšwiÄ™toch... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

For more details on this topic, see History of Katowice.
The Silesian Parliament in Katowice.
The Silesian Parliament in Katowice.

The area around Katowice, Upper Silesia, has been inhabited by ethnic Silesians from its earliest history. It was first ruled by the Polish Silesian Piasts dynasty (until its extinction). From 1335 were a part of Czech lands. 1526 fall into the Habsburg domains. The city itself was founded in the 19th century, a period while the area was under Prussian rule since 1742, and Katowice gained city status in 1865. The Silesian Parliament in Katowice. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2576x1932, 1128 KB) Licensing pl: Gmach Sejmu ÅšlÄ…skiego - UrzÄ…d Wojewódzki Photo taken by: Lestat Autorem zdjÄ™cia jest: Lestat File links The following pages link to this file: Metropolian Katowice Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2576x1932, 1128 KB) Licensing pl: Gmach Sejmu ÅšlÄ…skiego - UrzÄ…d Wojewódzki Photo taken by: Lestat Autorem zdjÄ™cia jest: Lestat File links The following pages link to this file: Metropolian Katowice Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... The Silesian Parliament in Katowice. ... Map of Upper Silesia, 1746 Upper Silesia (Polish: Górny ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Oberschlesien, Czech: Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Events Abu Said dies and the Ilkhan khanate ends Slavery abolished in Sweden Charles I of Hungary allies with Poland against the Hapsburgs and Bohemians Carinthia and Carniola come under Habsburg rule. ... Bohemia, Moravia, Austrian Silesia - 1892, then part of Austria-Hungary Bohemia and Moravia-Silesia within Czechoslovakia in 1928 The Czech lands (Czech: ÄŒeské zemÄ›) is an auxiliary term used mainly to describe the combination of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia. ... January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Inhabited mainly by Germans, Silesians, Jews and Poles, Katowice became part of the Second Polish Republic following the Silesian Uprisings throughout the Silesian region between 1918 and 1921. The land was subsequently divided by an allied commission and the League of Nations, leaving Kattowitz on the Polish side and with significant Autonomy (Silesian Parliament as a constituency and Silesian Voivodship Council as the executive body). Silesia (English pronunciation [], Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlůnsk) is a historical region in central Europe, located along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes, Carpathian (Silesian Beskids) mountain range. ... Anthem: Mazurek DÄ…browskiego Capital Warsaw Language(s) Polish Government Republic President List Prime minister List Legislature Sejm Historical era Interwar period  - World War I November 11, 1918  - Invasion November 2, 1939 Area  - 1939 388,600 km2 150,039 sq mi Population  - 1939 est. ... The Silesian Uprisings (German: ; Polish: ) were a series of three armed uprisings of the Poles of Upper Silesia, from 1919–1921, against Weimar rule; the resistance hoped to break away from Germany in order to join the Second Polish Republic, which had been established in the wake of World War... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919–1920. ... The Silesian Parliament in Katowice. ...

Cathedral in Katowice
Cathedral in Katowice

The city flourished due to large mineral (especially coal) deposits in the nearby mountains. Extensive city growth and prosperity depended on the coal mining and steel industries, which took off during the Industrial Revolution. But recently, due to economic reforms, there is a shift away from heavy industry, and towards small businesses. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4048x3040, 4424 KB) Beschreibung Description: Side-view of the Christ-The-King cathedral of the archdiocese in Katowice. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4048x3040, 4424 KB) Beschreibung Description: Side-view of the Christ-The-King cathedral of the archdiocese in Katowice. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... Heavy industry does not have a single fixed meaning compared to light industry. ... A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ...


Between 1953-1956 it was renamed Stalinogród - "Stalin City" by Polish communists. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from... Polish communists can trace their origins to early 1900s and the works tor the first Polish Marxist, StanisÅ‚aw Brzozowki (1878-1911). ...


Severe ecological damage to the natural environment occurred during the post-Second World War time of communist governance in the People's Republic of Poland, but recent changes in regulations, procedures and policies of post-communist Polish government have reversed much of the harm that was done. Ecological health or ecological integrity or ecological damage is used to refer to symptoms of an ecosystems pending loss of carrying capacity, ability to perform natures services, or pending ecocide due to cumulative causes such as pollution. ... This article is about the natural environment. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Capital Warsaw Language(s) Polish Government Socialist republic Leaders  - 1948–1956 BolesÅ‚aw Bierut (First)  - 1981-1989 Wojciech Jaruzelski (Last) Prime minister  - 1944-1947 E. Osóbka-Morawski  - 1947-1952 and 1954-1970 Józef Cyrankiewicz  - 1952-1954 BolesÅ‚aw Bierut  - 1970-1980 Piotr Jaroszewicz  - 1980 Edward Babiuch  - 1980-1981... In the 1970s and 1980s the whole system in Poland was deeper and deeper in the crisis and was beginning to crumble as was the whole Eastern bloc with the USSR as the fading superpower. ...


Geography

Location

In administrative terms, Katowice is an urban community in the eastern part of Upper Silesia, now in Silesian Voivodeship in south-west Poland, within the central portion of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. It borders with following towns: Chorzów, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Mysłowice, Lędziny, Tychy, Mikołów, Ruda Śląska and Czeladz. In geographical terms, it lies between the Vistula and Oder rivers, on the Katowice Highland, part of the Silesian Highland. Several rivers flow through the city, the major two are Kłodnica and Rawa River. Map of Upper Silesia, 1746 Upper Silesia (Polish: Górny ÅšlÄ…sk, German: Oberschlesien, Czech: Horní Slezsko) is the south-eastern part of Silesia, a historical and geographical region of Poland (Opole Voivodship and Silesian Voivodship) and of the Czech Republic (Silesian-Moravian Region). ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government UrzÄ…d Miasta Chorzów Mayor Marek Kopel Area 33,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 117 430 - 2856/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°18 N 18°57 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SH Twin towns - Municipal Website Chorzów... Siemianowice ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 78,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Sielecki Castle Sosnowiec (pronounced: [sÉ”s:nÉ”vȋεʦ]) is a city located in the south of Poland, in a tributary of the Wisla (Vistula) river. ... MysÅ‚owice (German Myslowitz) is a town in south Poland with 80,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Coat of arms LÄ™dziny is a town in south Poland with 16,050 inhabitants (2006). ... Tychy (pronounce: [tixi], German: ) is a city in southern Poland with a population of 132,600. ... Motto: None Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta Mikołów Mayor Marek Balcer Area 18,07 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 38 700 na 2 142/km² Founded City rights 1222 1222 Latitude Longitude 50°10 N 18°54 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SMI Twin towns Beuningen... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska Mayor Andrzej Stania Area 77,7 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 149 000 - 1910/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°16 N 18°42 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SRS Twin towns - Municipal Website Ruda Åšl... Czeladź is a town in south Poland with 36,600 inhabitants (1995). ... For other uses, see Vistula (disambiguation). ... The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ... KÅ‚odnica is a river in the Upper Silesia. ... For other uses, see Rawa. ...


Climate

The climate of the area is continental humid. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius (-5°C in January and up to 30°C in July). Yearly rainfall averages at 750 mm, the most rainy month being July. Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...


Districts

Districts of Katowice
Districts of Katowice

I. City Image File history File links DzielniceKatowic. ... Image File history File links DzielniceKatowic. ...

  • 1. Śródmieście
  • 2. Koszutka
  • 3. Bogucice
  • 4. Osiedle Paderewskiego - Muchowiec

II. North-Town Katowice Śródmieście Map of Central Katowice XIX Century buildings in Central Katowice Katowice Śródmieście (English: Central Katowice) is a disctrict of Katowice. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 1,4 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area - km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 7,4 km² Population ca. ...

  • 5. Załęże
  • 6. Osiedle Witosa
  • 7. Osiedle Tysiąclecia
  • 8. Dąb
  • 9. Wełnowiec - Józefowiec

III. West-Town Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 3. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 3,4 km² Population ca. ... Część Osiedla Tysiąclecia. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 1. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 3. ...

  • 10. Ligota - Panewniki
  • 11. Brynów - Osiedle Zgrzebnioka
  • 12. Brynów - Załęska Hałda

IV. East-Town Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 12,6 km² Population ca. ... Districts of Katowice. ... Districts of Katowice. ...

V. South-Town Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 4 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 3. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 8,5 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 8,6 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 12 km² Population ca. ...

Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status District of Katowice Area 41,5 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 12,1 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 5,1 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 8,6 km² Population ca. ... Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 8,3 km² Population ca. ...

Culture

Katowice, Silesian Theatre
Katowice, Silesian Theatre

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2040x1364, 392 KB) Summary autor: Stimoroll Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Katowice Metropolian Katowice Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2040x1364, 392 KB) Summary autor: Stimoroll Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Katowice Metropolian Katowice Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ...

Theater

  • Silesian Theater (Teatr Śląski im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego)
  • Ateneum Theater
  • Korez Theater
  • Cogitatur Theater
  • Rialto Cinetheater

Silesian Theatre at night Silesian Theatre before Second World War Silesian Theatre (Polish: ) dedicated to Stanisław Wyspiański is the largest theatre in Silesia. ... Self-portrait of Stanisław Wyspiański An old Polish banknote Stanisław Wyspiański (January 15, 1869, Kraków – November 28, 1907, Kraków) was a Polish dramatist, poet, painter, architect. ...

Cinema

  • IMAX Katowice
  • Cinema City - Punkt rozrywki 44 ( 13 halls )
  • Cinema City - Silesia City Center ( 13 halls )
  • Helios Cinema Center ( 9 halls )
  • Światowid Cinema ( 1 halls )
  • Rialto Cinetheater ( 1 halls )
  • Cinematographic Arts Center ( 2 halls )

IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... Cinema City is a brand of multiplex cinemas in eastern and central Europe, runned by the Israeli company Cinema City International (CCI). ... Cinema City is a brand of multiplex cinemas in eastern and central Europe, runned by the Israeli company Cinema City International (CCI). ... Main entrance Seen from the air. ...

Music

  • Silesian Philharmonic
  • Silesian Estrade
  • Scene GuGalander
  • Mega Club
  • Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia

Museum

  • Silesian Museum
  • History of Katowice Museum
  • Muzeum Archidiecezjalne
  • Muzeum Misyjne OO. Franciszkanów
  • Muzeum Biograficzne P. Stellera
  • Muzeum Prawa i Prawników Polskich
  • Muzeum Najmniejszych Książek Świata Zygmunta Szkocnego
  • Izba Śląska
  • Centrum Scenografii Polskiej
  • Śląskie Centrum Dziedzictwa Kulturowego (Silesian center of refreshment and culture)

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2485x1549, 862 KB) Licensing autor: Lestat. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2485x1549, 862 KB) Licensing autor: Lestat. ... Muzeum ÅšlÄ…skie Silesian Museum (Polish: Muzeum ÅšlÄ…skie) is a museum in the city of Katowice, Poland. ... Muzeum ÅšlÄ…skie Silesian Museum (Polish: Muzeum ÅšlÄ…skie) is a museum in the city of Katowice, Poland. ...

Media

TV stations:
radio stations:
  • Radio Katowice
  • Antyradio
  • Radio Roxy FM
  • Radio Planeta
newspapers
Katowice, Spodek
Katowice, Spodek

TVP Katowice Tower TVP Katowice Tower (birds eye view) TVP Katowice Tower is a 90 metre high telecommunication tower of reinforced concrete at Katowice / Metropolian Katowice, Poland. ... TVN 24 ... Polish Radio Katowice (Polish: ) is the largest regional station of Polish Radio. ... Antyradio - a Polish radio network broadcasting all genres of rock music. ... Dziennik Zachodni (Western Daily, DZ) is a regional Polish newspaper distributed in Upper Silesia. ... Gazeta Wyborcza (pronounce: [gazεta vibÉ”rʧa] , gazeta vibborcha) is, as of 2005, Polands second largest distribution daily newspaper (after the tabloid Fakt). ... Fakt (Polish for fact) is a Polish tabloid-style daily newspaper and the biggest-selling paper in the country, with a circulation of more than 500,000 and an estimated readership of 7 million. ... There are two different free newspapers called Metro. See: Metro International Metro (Associated Metro Limited) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixelsFull resolution (2170 × 1460 pixel, file size: 938 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Katowice Spodek Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixelsFull resolution (2170 × 1460 pixel, file size: 938 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Katowice Spodek Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union... The Spodek arena at night, Katowice, Poland Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfantego street under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the...

Festivals and Events

  • Rawa Blues Festiwal - Spodek
  • Metalmania - Spodek
  • Mayday - Spodek
  • Międzynarodowy Konkurs Dyrygentów im. G. Fitelberga
  • Międzynarodowy Festiwal Orkiestr Wojskowych
  • Międzynarodowa Wystawa Grafiki "Intergrafia"
  • Ogólnopolski Festiwal Sztuki Reżyserskiej "Interpretacje"
  • Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris (Górnośląski Festiwal Sztuki Kameralnej)

Rawa Blues Festival is a blues festival at Spodek in Katowice, Poland. ... The Spodek arena at night, Katowice, Poland Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfantego street under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the... Metalmania is the biggest heavy metal music festival in Eastern Europe, held annually since 1986. ... The Spodek arena at night, Katowice, Poland Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfantego street under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the... Mayday, like Love Parade, is one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals, having its debut on 1991. ... The Spodek arena at night, Katowice, Poland Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfantego street under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the...

Art Galleries

  • Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA Al. Korfantego 6
  • Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Parnas ul. Kochanowskiego 10
  • Galeria Sztuki Atelier 2 ul. Batorego 2
  • Galeria Związku Polskich Artystów Plastyków ul. Dworcowa 13
  • Galeria Architektury SARP ul. Dyrekcyjna 9
  • Galeria Art-Deco pl. Andrzeja 4
  • Galeria Fra Angelico ul. Jordana 39
  • Galeria Akwarela ul. Mikołowska 26
  • Galeria Marmurowa ul. Mikołowska 26
  • Galeria Piętro Wyżej
  • Galeria Sektor I
  • Galeria Szyb Wilson

Parks & Squares

Parachute Tower in Tadeusz Kościuszko Park
Parachute Tower in Tadeusz Kościuszko Park
  • Silesian culture and refreshment park - Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku
  • Tadeusz Kościuszko Park (Park im. Tadeusza Kościuszki)
  • Zadole Park (Ligota - Panewniki)
  • Bolina Park (Janów - Nikiszowiec)
  • Janina-Barbara Park (Giszowiec)
  • Olympic Participants' Park (Park Olimpijczyków) (Szopienice)
  • Forest Park of Katowice (Katowicki Park Leśny)
  • Murckowska Valley (Murcki)
  • Ośrodek Wodno-Rekreacyjny Kleofas (Osiedle Tysiąclecia)
  • Three Ponds' Valley (Dolina Trzech Stawów) (Osiedle Paderewskiego - Muchowiec)
  • Ponds: Borki, Morawa and Hubertus (Szopienice)
  • Wolność Square (Plac Wolności) (Śródmieście)
  • Andrzej Square (Plac Andrzeja) (Śródmieście)
  • Miarka Square (Plac Miarki) (Śródmieście)
  • Council of Europe Square (Plac Rady Europy) (Osiedle Paderewskiego - Muchowiec)
  • Alfred Square (Plac Alfreda) (Wełnowiec)
  • A. Budniok Square (Plac A. Brudnioka) (Koszutka)
  • J. Londzin Square (Plac J. Londzina) (Załęże)
  • A. Hlond Square (Plac A. Hlonda) (Śródmieście)

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Nature reserves

  • Nature reserve Las Murckowski
  • Nature reserve Płone Bagno
  • Szopienice - Borki

Architecture

Chorzowska 50 - the newest skyscraper in Katowice
Chorzowska 50 - the newest skyscraper in Katowice
First skyscraper in Katowice, 1930
Architectural map of Katowice
Architectural map of Katowice

The finest examples of Modernism (International Style and Bauhaus inspired architecture) could be easily found in the city downtown. Central Katowice also contain a significant number of Art Nouveau (Secesja) buildings along with the Communist Era giants such as Spodek or Superjednostka. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 114 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 114 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 624 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2007 × 1927 pixel, file size: 772 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Template:License File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 624 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2007 × 1927 pixel, file size: 772 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Template:License File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For Christian theological modernism, see Liberal Christianity and Modernism (Roman Catholicism). ... International style can refer to International style in ballroom dancing - see ballroom dance; International style in architecture - see international style. ... For the British gothic rock band, see Bauhaus (band). ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ...


Katowice's Rynek - is the old centre and marketplace of the city. Unfortunately many old buildings were demolished in the 1950s to make place for monumental communist modern buildings. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


Several streets around the Rynek and the Rynek itself are now closed to traffic and have been made into a shopping promenades. A Promenade is a seaside walkway constructed so that people can enjoy walking near the sea without getting their clothes wet and dirty. ...


Regeneration of the Rynek area should start at 2007-2008 and there was an international architectural competition in 2006 to find the best design.


Best buildings and places to see in Katowice:

  • Cathedral in Katowice
  • Drapacz Chmur, one of the first skyscrapers in Europe
  • Modernists Church of Saint Kazimierz in Katowice
  • Katowice Rondo - is the large square/roundabout, currently being reconstructed.
  • Dworzec Główny Katowice - the main Katowice train station is a large, distinctive concrete building from Seventies near the Rynek. There are plans to raze and rebuild it after the reconstruction of the Rondo and Rynek.
  • The Pałac Goldsteinów, Goldstein Palace
  • The Altus Building, tallest City skyscraper.

Drapacz Chmur, 1930s Drapacz Chmur, 2006 Drapacz Chmur (English: ) is a historical building in Katowice, Silesia, Poland. ... The Kościół św. ... The Silesian Parliament in Katowice. ... Reconstruction of Katowice Rondo, 2005. ... A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... A roundabout is a type of road junction at which traffic enters a one-way stream around a central island. ... Silesian Insurgents Monument in Katowice The Silesian Insurgents Monument in Katowice / Metropolian Katowice designed by Gustaw Zemła - a sculpture and Wojciech Zabłocki - an architect. ... The Silesian Uprisings (German: ; Polish: ) were a series of three armed uprisings of the Poles of Upper Silesia, from 1919–1921, against Weimar rule; the resistance hoped to break away from Germany in order to join the Second Polish Republic, which had been established in the wake of World War... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The Spodek arena at night, Katowice, Poland Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfantego street under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the... A leisure centre in the UK and Canada is a site, usually owned and operated by the borough or district council, where people go to keep fit or relax. ... A Concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. ... “UFO” redirects here. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... The Pałac Goldsteinów or Goldstein Palace is a neo-renaissance palace in Katowice, Silesian Voivodship, Poland. ...

Education

Silesian Library, one of the most modern libraries in Poland.
Silesian Library, one of the most modern libraries in Poland.
Altus Skyscraper, the highest skyscraper in Katowice.
Altus Skyscraper, the highest skyscraper in Katowice.
  1. University of Silesia
  2. University of Economics in Katowice
  3. University of Music in Katowice
  4. University of Sports in Katowice
  5. University of Arts in Katowice
  6. University of Arts in Cracow (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie)
  7. Medical University of Silesia
  8. Silesian University of Technology - Faculty of Materials Science and Metallurgy and Faculty of Transport
  9. Polish Academy of Sciences
  10. Śląska Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki w Katowicach
  11. Śląska Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania w Katowicach
  12. Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Handlowa w Katowicach
  13. Międzynarodowa Szkoła Bankowości i Finansów
  14. Wyższa Szkoła Bankowości i Finansów w Katowicach
  15. Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna w Katowicach
  16. Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi - wydział
  17. Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna TWP w Warszawie, Instytut Pedagogiki
  18. Wyższa Szkoła Techniczna w Katowicach
  19. Wyższa Szkoła Technologii Informatycznych w Katowicach
  20. Wyższa Szkoła Umiejętności Społecznych w Poznaniu - wydział
  21. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Marketingowego i Języków Obcych w Katowicach
  22. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Ochroną Pracy w Katowicach
  23. Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne Braci Mniejszych w Katowicach
  24. Wyższe Śląskie Seminarium Duchowne w Katowicach
  25. Prywatne Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Bielsku-Białej - wydział
  26. Prywatne Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Katowicach

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  • Śląskie Techniczne Zakłady Naukowe

Transport

Public Transport

Streetcar in Katowice
Streetcar in Katowice

The public transportation system of the Katowice and Upper Silesian Industry Area consists of four branches -- buses, streetcars, trolleybuses and the regional rail united in the KZK GOP. Additional services are operated by private companies and the state-owned railways ( regional rail). Image File history File links KatowiceSilesianInterurbans. ... Image File history File links KatowiceSilesianInterurbans. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Silesian Region Katowice in 1905 The Upper Silesian Industry Area or Upper Silesian Industry Region (polish: Górnośląskie Zagłębie Węglowe, GZW) is an urban area in Silesia, Poland centering around Katowice in Silesian Voivodship (previously capital of Katowice Voivodship). ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... A Polish Solaris trolleybus in Landskrona, Sweden. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

Trams

Silesian Interurbans - one of the largest streetcar systems in the World, in existence since 1894. The system spreads for more than 50 kilometres (east-west) and covers fourteen districts of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union. 105N Type car on Chebzie loop 110 year old tramway viaduct in Gliwice Silesian Interurbans - one of the largest tram (streetcar) systems in the World, in existence since 1894. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, USMU (Polish: Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny) is a proposed union of 14 neighbouring cities in the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland: Bytom, Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gliwice, Jaworzno, Katowice, Mysłowice, Piekary Śląskie, Ruda Śląska, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętoch...


Roads

Planned route of A1 motorway The A1 highway in Poland is a planned motorway which, when completed, will run from north to south through central Poland, from GdaÅ„sk on the Baltic Sea through Łódź and the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Area to the Polish-Czech border in Gorzyczki/Vernovice, where... Map of the Tricity area Tricity (also called Treble City, in Polish Trójmiasto) is the city area consisting of the three Polish district GdaÅ„sk, Gdynia and Sopot. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... The A4 highway in Poland is a motorway which, when completed, will run from west to east through southern Poland, from the Polish-German border in Zgorzelec (connecting to the German A4 autobahn), through WrocÅ‚aw, Katowice, Kraków and Rzeszów to the Polish-Ukrainian border in Korczowa. ... European route E 40 passes through the following cities: Calais - Dunkerque - Veurne - Oostende - Brugge - Gent - Brussels - Leuven - Liège - Aachen - Köln - Gummersbach - Olpe - Siegen - Wetzlar - Gießen - Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach - Gotha - Erfurt - Weimar - Jena - Gera - Chemnitz - Dresden - Bautzen - Görlitz - BolesÅ‚awiec - Legnica - WrocÅ‚aw - Opole - Metropolian Katowice - Krak... The E75 is part of the Trans European Road Network, which is a series of main roads in the European Union. ... County Finnmark Landscape Municipality NO-2002 Administrative centre Vardø Mayor (2003) Rolf Einar Mortensen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 183 600 km² 586 km² 0. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... For other uses, see Crete (disambiguation). ...

Airports

A4 motorway Katowice
A4 motorway Katowice

The city and the area is served by the Katowice International Airport, located about 30 km from the center of Katowice. With over 20 international and domestic flights daily, it is by far the biggest airport in Silesia (1.4 million passengers served in 2006; a new passenger terminal is currently being constructed). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (942 × 630 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (942 × 630 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Katowice International Airport (Polish: ) (IATA: KTW, ICAO: EPKT) is an international airport located in Pyrzowice, 30 km north of the Katowice city centre, north of the Upper Silesia agglomeration Air France operated by Brit Air (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Centralwings (Dublin, Edinburgh, Rhodes [Starts May 24,2007] Shannon) Direct Fly... “km” redirects here. ...


Because of the long commute to the airport, there is a proposal to convert the much nearer sport aviation-serving Katowice-Muchowiec Airport into a so-called city airport, a second international airport for smaller, business-oriented traffic. Katowice-Muchowiec Airport (Polish: Lotnisko Katowice-Muchowiec, ICAO code: EPKM) is a general aviation (mainly sport use) airport in the Muchowiec neighborhood of Katowice, Poland. ...


Railway

A4 motorway Katowice
A4 motorway Katowice
Standard gauge railway

The first railroad reached this area in 1846 (the Upper Silesia Railway, in Polish: Kolej Górnośląska; in German: Oberschlesische Eisenbahn). Nowadays Katowice is one of the main railway nodes and exchange points in Silesia and in Poland. Cheap and fairly efficient, the Polskie Koleje Państwowe (Polish State-Owned Railways) in the area of the proposed union constitute one of the main transport hubs in Poland (the most important one being Warsaw). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 301 KB) Summary autor: Stimoroll pl: Autostrada A4 w Katowicach (al. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 301 KB) Summary autor: Stimoroll pl: Autostrada A4 w Katowicach (al. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... EP09 with InterCity train Polskie Koleje PaÅ„stwowe (Polish State Railways, PKP) SA is a dominative company in PKP Group. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ...


The main railroad station is Katowice Central station. Both the domestic and the international connections run from there to almost every major city in Poland and Europe. Katowice Central station. ...

Broad gauge railway

Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa (known by its acronym LHS, English: Broad gauge metallurgy line) is the longest broad gauge railway line in Poland. Except for this one line, and a few very short stretches near border crossings, Poland uses the standard gauge for its railways, unlike Russia and the other former countries of the Soviet Union. The line runs on a single track for almost 400 km from the Polish-Ukrainian border, crossing it just east of Hrubieszów, to Sławków (one of the suburbs of the proposed union). It is used only for freight transport, mainly iron ore and coal. It is the westernmost broad gauge railway line in Europe that is connected to the broad gauge rail system of the countries which before 1991 constituted the Soviet Union. The line is managed by PKP Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa Spólka z o.o. company. Previous name of this line was Linia Hutniczo Siarkowa (English: Metallurgy - Sulfur Line), but after sulfur ceased to be transported on the line its name was changed. Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa (en. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Gauge. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Hrubieszów is a town in south-eastern Poland with 20,200 inhabitants (1995). ... SÅ‚awków is a town in BÄ™dzin County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 6,816 inhabitants (2004). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... PKP LHS is a company of PKP Group responsible for freight transport on wide gauge (1520 mm) line. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Water Transport

Katowice also has several canals, including the Gliwice Canal (pl:Kanal Gliwicki) which links Gliwice Harbour to the Oder River and thus to the waterway network across much of Germany and to the Baltic Sea. Barge on the Gliwice Canal Gliwice Canal is a canal connecting the Odra river to the town of Gliwice in Silesia, Poland. ...


Klodnica Canal (pl: Kanal Klodnicki) is no longer used to transport goods, but it is popular with leisure cruisers.


Sports

Katowice at night
Katowice at night
  • GKS Katowice - men's football, (Polish Cup winner: 1986, 1991, 1993; Polish SuperCup winner: 1991, 1995; 1st league in 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 seasons). ice hockey team Champion :1958,1960,1962 Gòrnik Katowice / GKS 1965,1968,1970.
  • AZS AWF Katowice - women's handball team playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Women's Handball League: 11th place in 2003/2004 season; will play in the 1st league in 2004/2005 season.
  • KS Rozwój Katowice - football club
  • MK Katowice - football club
  • Kolejarz Katowice - football club
  • Podlesianka Katowice - football club
  • AZS US Katowice - various sports
  • Naprzód Janów Katowice - hockey club
  • HKS Szopienice - various sports
  • Hetman Katowice - football club
  • Hetman Szopienice - chess club
  • MAKS Murcki Katowice - ice hockey & netball club
  • Sparta Katowice - various sports
  • HC GKS Katowice - hockey club
  • AWF Mickiewicz Katowice - basketball club
  • Silesia Miners - American football club

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  • FC Katowice - football club
  • Diana Katowice - football club
  • Germania Katowice - football club
  • EKS Katowice - watersports club
  • Dąb Katowice - various sports
  • Gwardia Katowice - various sports
  • Pogoń Katowice - various sports
  • KS Baildon Katowice - various sports
  • Centrum Body Club Katowice - bodybuilding club
Downtown of Katowice
Downtown of Katowice

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Notable residents

Katowice
Katowice

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hans Sachs (* 6th June 1877 in Katowice; † 25th March 1945 in Dublin), was a German serologist. ... Kurt Goldstein (1878 - 1965), German neurologist. ... Franz Leopold Neumann (May 23, 1900 – September 2, 1954 in Visp) was a German left-liberal political activist and labor lawyer, who became a political scientist in exile and is best-known for his theoretical analyses of National Socialism. ... La Poupée, by Hans Bellmer, currently located at the Centre Georges Pompidou, museum of modern art in Paris, France. ... Maria Goeppert Mayer: Physicist (Women in Science) ISBN 0791072479 Maria Goeppert-Mayer (June 28, 1906 – February 20, 1972) was born Maria Goeppert in Katowice, Silesia (then in Germany, now part of Poland). ... Kazimierz Julian Kutz (b. ... Photograph of Wojciech Kilar. ... Henryk Górecki. ... Henryk Modest Broder (born August 20, 1946) is a Jewish-German journalist and author. ... Jerzy Kukuczka Jerzy Kukuczka(March 24, 1948 - October 24, 1989)- born in Katowice, Poland - Polish alpine and high - altitude climber. ...

Twinned towns

Katowice is twinned with: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, USMU (Polish: Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny) is a proposed union of 14 neighbouring cities in the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland: Bytom, Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gliwice, Jaworzno, Katowice, Mysłowice, Piekary Śląskie, Ruda Śląska, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętoch... Silesian Region Katowice in 1905 The Upper Silesian Industry Area or Upper Silesian Industry Region (polish: Górnośląskie Zagłębie Węglowe, GZW) is an urban area in Silesia, Poland centering around Katowice in Silesian Voivodship (previously capital of Katowice Voivodship). ... There is the only one American City in Poland this is how Katowice was described in Thirties. ... Kopalnia Wujek (English: the Uncle Mine) is a coal mine in Katowice, Poland. ... This is a list of mayors of Katowice. ...

References

External links

Katowice travel guide from Wikitravel Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

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Coordinates: 50°16′N, 19°01′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



 
 

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