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Encyclopedia > Metropolis Katowice
Metropolis Katowice
Voivodeship Silesian
Municipal government Zarząd GZM
Mayor election to be held in 2006
Area 1304 km²
Population
 - city
 - urban
 - density

2 143 000 (2006)
3,487,000 (USIA)
1643/km²
City rights 2006
Latitude
Longitude
50°15' N
19°00' E
Area code +48 032
Car plates SD, SG, SH, SI, SJ, SK, SL, SM, SO, ST, SW, SY, SZ, SBE, SGL, SPI, SRS


Metropolis Katowice (Polish: Metropolia Katowice or Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny) is a city union in Silesia, Poland centering around Katowice in Silesian Voivodeship (previously capital of Katowice Voivodeship). Its population as of 2006 was estimated at 2,143,000 with a metropolitan area of approximately 3,487,000 (Upper Silesian Industry Area). Image File history File links MetropoliaKatowice(Polska). ... 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). ... Silesian voivodship since 1999 Silesia or Silesian Voivodship(1) is an administrative region and local government unit in Poland, established in 1999 out of Katowice, CzÄ™tochowa and Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganisation Act of 1998 (effective 1 January 1999). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // 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. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlonsk / Åšlónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... 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). ...

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Geography

Location

Metropolis Katowice is situated in the historical region of Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in southern Poland in a basin between the Vistula and Oder rivers. 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). ... ZagÅ‚Ä™bie DÄ…browskie (literally Ore Region of DÄ…browa; (?)) is a historical and geographical region in Poland. ... The Vistula (Polish: WisÅ‚a) is the longest river in Poland. ... The Oder River (Czech/Polish: Odra, German: Oder, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe. ...


Climate

Metropolis Katowice 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. A 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. ... 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. ...


Administrative districts


Districts of Metropolis Katowice
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Districts of Metropolis Katowice
Name Population Area
Katowice 334 200 164,6 km²
Sosnowiec 236 300 91,26 km²
Gliwice 199 086 134,2 km²
Bytom 198 200 69,32 km²
Zabrze 195 400 80,47 km²
Ruda Śląska 149 000 77,7 km²
Tychy 130 700 82,63 km²
Dąbrowa Górnicza 129 800 188 km²
Chorzów 119 400 33,5 km²
Jaworzno 96 000 152,2 km²
Mysłowice 78 300 66 km²
Siemianowice Śląskie 75 700 25,5 km²
Piekary Śląskie 64 600 39,6 km²
Będzin 58 600 37,2 km²
Świętochłowice 55 527 13,22 km²
Knurów 42 000 34,2 km²
Czeladź 35 200 17 km²
Total 2 143 000 1304 km²

A name is a verbal label for a thing, person, place, product (as in a brand name) and even an idea or concept, normally used to distinguish one from another. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Sosnowiec Mayor Kazimierz Górski Area 91,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 231 540 2. ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska Gliwic Mayor Zygmunt Frankiewicz Area 134,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 200,361 (December 31, 2004) - 1528/km² Founded City rights 1276 - Latitude Longitude 50°17 N 18°40 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SG Twin towns Bottrop, Dessau... Bytom (pronounce: [bitÉ”m], German: Beuthen) is a city in southern Poland with 205,560 inhabitants (1999). ... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Zabrzu Mayor Jerzy GoÅ‚ubowicz Area 80,43 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 194. ... 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... Motto: Tychy - a good place Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada miasta Tychy Mayor Andrzej Dziuba Area 82,63 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 132 600 na 1 608/km² Founded City rights 1467 1951 Latitude Longitude 50°08 N 18°59 E Area code +48 32 Car plates ST Twin... Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska DÄ…browy Górniczej Mayor Jerzy Talkowski Area 188 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 129 700 - 689/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°19 N 19°16 E Area code +48 32 Car plates SD Twin towns - Municipal Website DÄ…browa... 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... Jaworzno is a town in southern Poland with 98,500 inhabitants (1995). ... MysÅ‚owice (German Myslowitz) is a town in south Poland with 80,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Siemianowice ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 78,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Piekary ÅšlÄ…skie is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... BÄ™dzin Castle BÄ™dzin (pronounced: ) is a town in south Poland with 59,936 inhabitants (31 Dec 1999). ... ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice (pronunciation: [ˌɕvjɔ̃tÉ”xwɔˈviʦɛ]) is a town in south Poland with 55,500 inhabitants (2005). ... Knurów is a town in south Poland with 44,200 inhabitants (1995). ... Czeladź is a town in south Poland with 36,600 inhabitants (1995). ...

Notable suburbs


Suburbs cities Population Area
Tarnowskie Góry 61 642 82,47 km²
Czerwionka-Leszczyny 41 068 115,65 km²
Mikołów 28 460 18,07 km²
Łaziska Górne 21 768 20,2 km²
Bieruń 19 724 40,31 km²
Pyskowice 18 717 31,14 km²
Orzesze 18 667 85 km²
Radzionków 17 300 13,14 km²
Lędziny 15 946 31,04 km²
Toszek 10 547 98,53 km²
Wojkowice 9 670 12,78 km²
Imielin 7 650 28,04 km²
Miasteczko Śląskie 7 585 68,3 km²
Sławków 6 770 36,6 km²
Total 285 464 681,27 km²

Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Tarnowskie Góry is a town in south Poland with 67,200 inhabitants (1995). ... Czerwionka-Leszczyny is a town in south Poland with 29,500 inhabitants (1995). ... 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... Coat of Arms of Łaziska Górne Łaziska Górne is a town in south Poland with 23,000 inhabitants (1995). ... BieruÅ„ is a town in south Poland with 22,100 inhabitants (1995). ... Pyskowice (pronounce: [piskÉ”viʦε], German Peiskretscham) is a town in southern Poland with 21,900 inhabitants (1995). ... Orzesze (German Orzesche) is a town in south Poland with 18,600 inhabitants (2003). ... Imielin is a city in southern Poland, located between Katowice and Kraków. ...

Transportation

Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa (DTS)
Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa (DTS)

Image File history File links SwietochlowiceDTS.jpg File links The following pages link to this file: Metropolian Katowice ... Image File history File links SwietochlowiceDTS.jpg File links The following pages link to this file: Metropolian Katowice ...

Road

Metropolis Katowice lacks a good circular road system and most of the East-West and North-South traffic goes directly through the city centre.

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. ... Map of the Baltic Sea. ... 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. ... Crete (Greek Κρήτη Kriti; called Candia in the Venetian period) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Airports

Metropolis Katowice is served by the Katowice International Airport, located some 30 km from the city center. With over 20 international and domestic flights daily, and with over 1 million passengers served in 2005, it is by far the biggest airport in Silesia and third in size in Poland. 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 serving smaller, business-oriented traffic. Katowice International Airport (Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice-Pyrzowice) is an international airport located in Pyrzowice, north of Katowice (Metropolian Katowice) and the Upper Silesia agglomeration. ... km redirects here. ...


Mass transit

a streetcar in Katowice
a streetcar in Katowice

The public transportation system in Metropolis Katowice 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. 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. ... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... 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. ... Trolleybus public transfer in Bratislava, Slovakia A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... 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 thirteen district of Metropolis Katowice: Katowice, Będzin, Bytom, Chorzów, Czeladź, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gliwice, Mysłowice, Ruda Śląska, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice, and Zabrze. 105N Type car on Chebzie loop 110 years old tramway viaduct in Gliwice Silesian Interurbans - one of the largest tramway (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). ...


Buses

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Trolleybuses

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Railway

Standard gauge railway

The first railroad reached Metropolis Katowice in 1846 (the Upper Silesia Railway, in Polish: Kolej Górnośląska; in German: Oberschlesische Eisenbahn). Nowadays Metropolis 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 Metropolis Katowice constitute one of the main transport hubs in Poland (the most important one being Warsaw). 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Polskie Koleje PaÅ„stwowe (Polish State Railways, PKP) is the Polish national railroad operator. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ...


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.


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 Metropolis Katowice). 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. ... Great Western Railway broad gauge steam locomotives awaiting scrapping in 1892 after the conversion to standard 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). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the 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. ...


Narrow gauge railway

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Education

Katowice, Silesian Library
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Katowice, Silesian Library

Metropolis Katowice is one of the most important education centers of Poland (along with Warsaw). It is home to seven major universities and near 40 smaller schools of higher education. The most important are: Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...

  1. Silesian University (Uniwersytet Śląski)
  2. Silesian University of Technology (Politechnika Śląska)
  3. Medical University of Silesia (Śląska Akademia Medyczna)
  4. University of Economics in Katowice (Akademia Ekonomiczna w Katowicach)
  5. University of Music in Katowice (Akademia Muzyczna w Katowicach)
  6. University of Sports in Katowice (Akademia WF w Katowicach)
  7. University of Arts in Katowice (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach)
  8. University of Science and Technology - wydział zamiejscowy w Rudzie Śląskiej
  9. University of Arts in Crackow (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie) - filia w Katowicach
  10. Akademia Polonijna w Częstochowie - filia w Gliwicach
  11. Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk), oddział
  12. Śląska Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki w Katowicach
  13. Śląska Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania w Katowicach
  14. Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Handlowa w Katowicach
  15. Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna w Mysłowicach
  16. Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości w Chorzowie
  17. Międzynarodowa Szkoła Bankowości i Finansów
  18. Gliwicka Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości w Gliwicach
  19. Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Komputerowych w Warszawie - wydział zamiejscowy w Bytomiu
  20. Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Poznaniu - wydział zamiejscowy w Chorzowie
  21. Wyższa Szkoła Bankowości i Finansów w Katowicach
  22. Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu w Dąbrowie Górniczej
  23. Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomii i Administracji w Bytomiu
  24. Wyższa Szkoła Filozoficzno-Pedagogiczna w Krakowie, wydział zamiejscowy w Sosnowcu
  25. Wyższa Szkoła Handlowa w Rudzie Śląskiej
  26. Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna w Katowicach
  27. Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi - 2 filie
  28. Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna TWP w Warszawie, Instytut Pedagogiki w Katowicach
  29. Wyższa Szkoła Planowania Strategicznego w Dąbrowie Górniczej
  30. Wyższa Szkoła Sztuk Performatywnych w Bytomiu
  31. Wyższa Szkoła Sztuki Stosowanej w Sosnowcu
  32. Wyższa Szkoła Techniczna w Katowicach
  33. Wyższa Szkoła Technologii Informatycznych w Katowicach
  34. Wyższa Szkoła Umiejętności Społecznych w Poznaniu - wydział w Katowicach
  35. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Nauk Społecznych w Tychach
  36. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Marketingu w Sosnowcu
  37. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Marketingowego i Języków Obcych w Katowicach
  38. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Ochroną Pracy w Katowicach
  39. Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne Braci Mniejszych w Katowicach
  40. Wyższe Śląskie Seminarium Duchowne w Katowicach
  41. Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Gliwicach
  42. Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Sosnowcu
  43. Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Tychach
  44. Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Zabrzu
  45. Prywatne Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Bielsku-Białej - wydział w Katowicach
  46. Prywatne Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Katowicach

Historical Background The University of Silesia was established in Katowice in 1968 as the ninth university in Poland and is an autonomous state university. ... Silesian University of Technology (Polish name: Politechnika Śląska) is a university located in Gliwice, Poland. ... The Medical University of Silesia is located in Katowice, Poland. ... The Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice (Poland), founded in 1937, is the only state university specializing in Economics and Business studies in the region and one of the top universities in the country. ... University of Music in Katowice (The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice). ... AGH University of Science and Technology (Polish Akademia Górniczo - Hutnicza) is the second largest and one of the most prestigious technical universities in Poland. ... Categories: PAN | PAU | Scientific societies | Polish scientific societies | Stub | Education in Poland | Polish institutions | National academies ...

Culture

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Katowice, Silesian Theatre

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Theatres

  • Silesian Theatre (Teatr Śląski)
  • Ateneum Theatre (Teatr Ateneum)
  • Korez Theatre (Teatr Korez)
  • Cogitatur Theatre (Teatr Cogitatur)
  • GuGalanger Theatre (Teatr GuGalander)
  • New Theatre (Teatr Nowy)
  • Locus Theatre (Teatr Locus)
  • Small Theatre (Teatr Mały)
  • Teatr Rozrywki
  • Teatr Zagłębia
  • Teatr Iluzji
  • Teatr Gry i Ludzie
  • Teatr Dzieci Zagłębia
  • Gliwicki Teatr Muzyczny
  • Śląski Teatr Tańca
  • Theatre-cinema Rialto (Kinoteatr Rialto)

Music

  • Silesian Philharmonic (Filharmonia Śląska)
  • Zabrze Philharmonic (Filharmonia Zabrzańska)
  • Silesian Opera (Opera Śląska)
  • Silesian Music Stage (Estrada Śląska)
  • GuGalander Music Stage (Scena GuGalander)
  • National Symphonic Orchestra of the Polish Radio (Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia)

Cinema

  • IMAX
  • Multikino
  • Cinema City - Punkt rozrywki 44
  • Cinema City - Silesia City Center
  • Cinema City - Ruda Śląska
  • Helios Film Center Katowice (Centrum Filmowe Helios w Katowicach)
  • Helios Film Center Sosnowiec (Centrum Filmowe Helios w Sosnowcu)
  • Cosmos Cinema (Kino Kosmos)
  • Cosmos II Cinema (Kino Kosmos II)
  • Świadowid Cinema (Kino Światowid)
  • Bałtyk Cinema (Kino Bałtyk)
  • Marzenie Cinema (Kino Marzenie)
  • Nowość Cinema (Kino Nowość)
  • Oskar Cinema (Kino Oskar)
  • Patria Cinema (Kino Patria)
  • Zorza Cinema (Kino Zorza)
  • Roma Cinema (Kino Roma)
  • Andromeda Cinema (Kino Andromeda)
  • Amok Cinema (Kino Amok)
  • Panorama Cinema (Kino Panorama)
  • Theatre-cinema Tęcza (Kinoteatr Tęcza)
  • Theatre-cinema X (Kinoteatr X)
  • Theatre-cinema Rialto (Kinoteatr Rialto)
  • Theatre-cinema Bałtyk (Kinoteatr Bałtyk)

IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia. ... Multikino is the second largest multiplex chain in Poland, it is owned by ITI Cinema. ... 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). ... Cinema City is a brand of multiplex cinemas in eastern and central Europe, runned by the Israeli company Cinema City International (CCI). ...

Museum

  • Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie)
  • Muzeum Historii Katowic
  • Muzeum Górnośląskie
  • Muzeum Zamek Piastowski
  • Muzeum Archidiecezjalne
  • Muzeum Misyjne OO. Franciszkanów
  • Muzeum Biograficzne P. Stellera
  • Muzeum Prawa i Prawników Polskich
  • Muzeum Najmniejszych Książek Świata Zygmunta Szkocnego
  • Muzeum Górnictwa Węglowego
  • Muzeum Sztygarka
  • Muzeum Maszyn Biurowych
  • Izba Śląska
  • Centrum Scenografii Polskiej
  • Centralne Muzeum Pożarnictwa
  • Sztolnia Czarnego Pstrąga
  • Śląskie Centrum Dziedzictwa Kulturowego

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Media

  • TVP 3 Katowice
  • TVN24 - Katowice branch (TVN24 - oddział Katowice)
  • Radio Katowice
  • Radio Flash
  • Radio Roxy FM
  • Radio Planeta
  • Dziennik Zachodni
  • Gazeta Wyborcza - Katowice office
  • Fakt (gazeta) - oddział Katowice
  • Echo Miasta
  • Metro (gazeta) Katowice
  • Nowy Przegląd Katowicki
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Spodek in Katowice

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 ... Logo A cover of Gazeta Wyborcza - one of Polands biggest daily newspapers. ... Spodek is an arena in Katowice, Poland. ...

Ongoing performance series

  • 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)
  • Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny APART
  • Międzynarodowa Konferencja Tańca Współczesnego i Festiwal Sztuki Tanecznej (Śląski Teatr Tańca, Bytom)

Spodek is an arena in Katowice, Poland. ... Spodek is an arena in Katowice, Poland. ... Mayday, like Love Parade, is one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals, having its debut on 1991. ... Spodek is an arena in Katowice, Poland. ...

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

Nuture & recreation

Parks

Katowice, Dolina Trzech Stawów
  • Silesian Central Park (Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku)
  • Kościuszko Park (Park im. Tadeusza Kościuszki)
  • Zadole Park (Park Zadole)
  • Forest Park of Katowice (Katowicki Park Leśny)
  • Three Ponds' Valley (Dolina Trzech Stawów)
  • Skałka (Skałka)
  • Dolomity Sportowa Dolina

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 3360 KB) Licensing autor: Adrianbrynow. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 3360 KB) Licensing autor: Adrianbrynow. ... Silesian Stadium Silesian Central Park, also known as General Jerzy Zietek Park, is a 600 hectacre recreation complex in the Katowice and Chorzów districts of Metropolian Katowice, in Silesia, Poland. ... OSiR Skałka is a multi-use stadium in Świętochłowice, Poland. ...

Nature reserves

  • Bagna Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Bagna)
  • Dilina Żabnika Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Dolina Żabnika)
  • Las Dąbrowa Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Las Dąbrowa)
  • Las Murckowski Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Las Murckowski)
  • Ochojec Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Ochojec)
  • Oles Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Oles)
  • Płone Bagno Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Płone Bagno)
  • Sasanka Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Sasanka)
  • Segiet Nature Reserve (Rezerwat przyrody Segiet)

Tourist

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Castle in Będzin

Castles & palace

  • Castle in Będzin (pl:Zamek w Będzinie)
  • Castle in Gliwice (pl:Zamek w Gliwicach)
  • Castle in Ruda Śląska (pl:Zamek w Rudzie Śląskiej)
  • Castle in Tarnowice (pl:Zamek w Tarnowicach)
  • Sielecki Castle (pl:Zamek Sielecki)
  • Goldstein Palace (pl:Pałac Goldsteinów)
  • Godula Palace (pl:Pałac Goduli)
  • Dietl Palace (pl:Pałac Dietla)
  • Ciechanowski's Palace (pl:Pałac Ciechanowskich)
  • Mieroszewski's Palace in Sosnowiec (pl:Dwór Mieroszewskich w Sosnowcu)
  • Mieroszewski's Palace in Będzin (pl:Pałac Mieroszewskich)
  • Rheinbaben Palace (pl:Pałac Rheinbabenów)
  • Wilhelm Palace (pl:Pałac Wilhelma)
  • Winckler Palace (pl:Pałac Wincklerów)
  • Schöen Palace in Sosnowiec (pl:Pałac Schöena w Sosnowcu)
  • Schöen Palace in Środula (pl:Pałac Schöena w Sosnowcu Środuli)
  • Palace in Załęże (pl:Pałac w Załężu)
  • Palace in Siemianowice (pl:Pałac w Siemianowicach)
  • Palace in Świętochłowice (pl:Pałac w Świętochłowicach)

Historical churches

Cathedral in Katowice
Cathedral in Katowice
  • Cathedral in Katowice
  • Basilica in Piekary (sanctuary)
  • St. Stephen's Church
  • Kościół św. Trójcy z XIV wieku, przebudowany w XIX wieku
  • Kościół św. Doroty z 1653 roku
  • Kościół św. Trójcy, neogotycki z 1886 roku
  • Kościół św. Jacka, neoromański z 1905 roku
  • Kaplica św. Ducha, barokowa z 1721 roku
  • Kościół św. Wojciecha, gotycki i barokowy z 1783 roku
  • Kościół św. Barbary, neogotycki z 1852 roku
  • Kościół św. Wawrzyńca z 1599 roku
  • Kościół NMP i św. Antoniego z 1678 roku
  • Kościół Wniebowzięcia NMP, gotycki z XV wieku, przebudowany w latach 1852-76
  • Kościół św. Elżbiety, neogotycki z lat 1840-44
  • Katedra św. Piotra i Pawła, neogotycka z lat 1896-1906
  • Kościół św. Bartłomieja z XV wieku, według legendy założony w 1232 r. przez templariuszy
  • Kościół św. Jerzego z XV wieku
  • Kościół św. Krzyża z 1672 roku. W 1683 r. w czasie marszu na Wiedeń nocował tu król Jan III Sobieski.
  • Kościół Wniebowzięcia Matki Bożej z 1493 roku, przebudowany XVII wieku
  • Kościół Wszystkich Świętych, gotycki z XV wieku
  • Kościół Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego, barokowy z XVII wieku
  • Kościół Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP, neogotycki z lat 1869-70
  • Kościół św. Piotra i Pawła, neogotycki z 1903 roku
  • Kościół św. Michała Archanioła z 1510 roku
  • Kościół św. Szczepana, noeogotycki z 1894 roku
  • Kościół Zmartwychwstania Pańskiego, neoromański z lat 1856-58
  • Kościół Narodzenia NMP, barokowy z XVIII wieku
  • Kościół Świętego Krzyża z 1810 roku
  • Kościół Matki Bożej z Lourdes, barokowy z 1806 roku
  • Kościół Trójcy Przenajświętszej z końca XIX wieku
  • Kościół św. Krzyża, neogotycki z 1881 roku
  • Cerkiew Wiery, Nadziei i Lubowi z 1889 roku
  • Katedra Wniebowzięcia NMP, neoromańska z lat 1893-98
  • Kościół św. Marii Magdaleny, barokowy z 1782 roku
  • Kościół św. Andrzeja, neoromański, z lat 1863-66
  • Kościół św. Anny, neogotycki z 1900 roku
  • Kościół św. Jana Chrzciciela, neogotycki z lat 1853-58

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Others

Historical region Silesia Voivodship Silesian City Katowice Status Disctrict of Katowice Area 12 km² Population ca. ... Parachute Tower Katowice is a 50 metre tall lattice tower built in 1937 for training parachute jumps. ... The Gliwice Radio Tower is the transmission tower of the Gliwice, Poland, radio station, situated at 50°1848. ... The FM- and TV-mast Kosztowy is a 355 metre tall guyed mast for FM and TV situated at Kosztowy, Poland (Geographical Coordinates: 50°1120, 19°0706 E 50°11′20″ N 19°07′06″ E). ... Silesian Insurgents Monument in Katowice The Silesian Insurgents Monument in Katowice / Metropolian Katowice designed by Gustaw ZemÅ‚a - a sculpture and Wojciech ZabÅ‚ocki - an architect. ... Silesian Sejm (Sejm being a Polish word for parliament) was the governing body of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodship, an autonomous Voivodship of Poland between 1920 and 1939. ...

Sports

Image File history File links StadionSL.jpg Stadion ÅšlÄ…ski ZdjÄ™cie z [1]. WÅ‚aÅ›ciciele zdjÄ™cia pozwolili opublikować w wikipedii. ... Image File history File links StadionSL.jpg Stadion ÅšlÄ…ski ZdjÄ™cie z [1]. WÅ‚aÅ›ciciele zdjÄ™cia pozwolili opublikować w wikipedii. ... Stadion Slaski (English = Silesia Stadium) is the biggest Polish football (soccer) stadium, situated in Chorzów. ... GKS Katowice (GKS stands for Górniczy Klub Sportowy=Miners Sporting Club)is a Polish football club based in Katowice, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Polish Cup The Polish Cup in football (official Polish title: Puchar Polski) is an annually held elimination tournament for Polish football clubs and is the second most important national title in Polish football after the 1st league (or Ekstraklasa) title. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Polish Super Cup in football (official Polish title: Superpuchar Polski) is an annually held match between the Polish Champion (Polish 1st league winner) and Polish Cup winner. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... AZS AWF Katowice is a Polish womens handball team, based in Katowice, playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Womens Handball League (Premiership League). ... Handball is a popular team sport in Poland. ... Season 2004/2005 teams Season 2003/2004 final results 1st-6th place group 1. ... Ruch Chorzów is a Polish football club based in Chorzów, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Górnik Zabrze is a Polish football club based in Zabrze, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Polonia Bytom is a Polish soccer club founded in 1945 in the city of Bytom. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ÅšlÄ…sk ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice is a Polish football club based in ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Piast Gliwice is a Polish football club based in Gliwice, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Garbarnia Szczakowianka Jaworzno is a Polish football club based in Jaworzno, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ZagÅ‚Ä™bie Sosnowiec is a football (soccer) club based in Sosnowiec, Poland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... GKS Naprzód ÅšwiÄ™tochÅ‚owice Lipiny - a sports club from Swietochlowice’s district of Lipiny (Upper Silesia, Poland), founded in 1920. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Zgoda Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska is a Polish womens handball team, based in Ruda ÅšlÄ…ska, playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Womens Handball League (Premiership League). ... KP Polska Energia Sosnowiec is a Polish volleyball team, based in Sosnowiec, playing in Polish Volleyball League (Polska Liga Siatkówki, PLS). ...

Famous people

Kurt Alder (10 July 1902 - 20 June 1958) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Otto Paul Hermann Diels in 1950. ... Marcin Baszczyński (born June 7, 1977 in Ruda Śląska) is a Polish footballer who plays for Wisła Kraków, with whom he has won silverware in 2000/01, 02/03, 03/04 and 04/05. ... Edward Cebula (also known as Ewald; born March 22 in Świętochłowice, 1917; died February 1 in Chorzów, 2004) was a Polish football player and defender. ... Gerard Cieślik (born April 27, 1927, otherwise known as Gienek) is a former football player of Ruch Chorzów. ... Janusz Gajos (born September 23, 1939 in Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland) is a Polish actor. ... Edward Gierek Edward Gierek (January 6, 1913 - July 29, 2001) was a Polish Communist leader. ... Jędrzej Giertych was a Polish politician, being the son of Franciszek Giertych, grandfather of Roman Giertych and father of Maciej Giertych. ... Prof. ... Kurt Goldstein (1878 - 1965), German neurologist. ... Damian Gorawski (born January 4, 1979 in Ruda Śląska) is a Polish right-sided footballer who currently plays for FC Moskva, having transferred in 2004 from Wisła Kraków. ... Jerzy Paweł Gorgoń (born July 18, 1949) was a Polish football player who is remembered for his participation in the 1972 Summer Olympics. ... August Hlond August Hlond (1888-1948), was since 1926 Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznan and primate (highest ranking church official) in Poland, since 1946 Archbishop of Warsaw. ... Otylia Jędrzejczak (born December 13, 1983 in Ruda Śląska) is a Polish swimmer. ... Henryk Kasperczak - Polish Footballer, later Polish Coach This article is a stub. ... Jan Wiktor Kiepura (born May 16, 1902 in Sosnowiec - died August 15, 1966 in Harrison, New York) was a Polish singer (tenor) and actor. ... Wojciech Korfaty in 1905 Wojciech Korfanty (1873-1939) was a Polish nationalist and activist, known for his irredentist policies after World War I. He was opposed to the policy of Germanisation in Upper Silesia before the war, and was one of the chief advocates of returning Upper Silesia to Poland... Jerzy Kukuczka Jerzy Kukuczka(March 24, 1948 - October 24, 1989)- born in Katowice, Poland - Polish alpine and high - altitude climber. ... Kazimierz Julian Kutz (b. ... Włodzimierz Lubański (born February 28, 1947) is a former Polish football (soccer) striker, the all-time goal leader for the Polish national team. ... Franz Leopold Neumann (1900–1954) was a political scientist and left-liberal political activist known for his theoretical analyses of National Socialism. ... Krzysztof Oliwa (b. ... Lukas Podolski (IPA—German: ) (born as Łukasz Podolski on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Poland), nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. ... Daniel Podrzycki Daniel Tomasz Podrzycki (June 4, 1963 - September 24, 2005), was a Polish politician. ... Brigadier- General Roman Polko (b. ... // Biography 1946 Born in Zabrze in Poland 1970 Freelance artist and graphic designer 1972 MA in architectural engineering from Institute of Technology in Wroclaw. ... Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943 in Katowice, Upper Silesia) is a German actress and chanson singer. ... Władysław Szpilman (1942) Władysław Szpilman (also spelled Vladislav Szpilman in English) (December 5, 1911–July 6, 2000) was a Polish pianist, composer, and memoirist. ... Krzysztof Kristof Warzycha (Greek: Κριστόφ Βαζέχα) (born November 17, 1964 in Katowice) is a Polish professional football (soccer) player who has played for Greek club Panathinaikos FC. He is Panathinaikos all-time leading goalscorer (the highest in the history of Greek football) and an idol for the club. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Waldemar Wspaniały (2 October 1946-) is a Polish volleyball coach. ... Sobiesław Zasada (b. ... Aleksander Zawadzki Aleksander Zawadzki (December 16, 1899 _ August 7, 1964) was a Polish Communist political figure and head of state of Poland from 1952 to 1964. ... Image:Krystian Zimerman. ...

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