A report on Chorzów and Katowice Voivodeship

Katowice Voivodeship
Chorzów as Charzow on an 18th-century Polish map
Steelworks at Königshütte, 1872–1875 ("Das Eisenwalzwerk" by Adolf von Menzel)
Headframe of the closed President coal mine
Chorzów in the 1930s
Ulica Wolności (Freedom Street), one of the main areas of commerce in the city
Memorial to local Poles murdered by the Germans in the Ravensbrück concentration camp
Main post office
Chorzów within the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union.
Chorzów Town Hall
Subdivisions of Chorzów
The Giraffe, a sculpture at the Silesian Park
Stadion Śląski, the second biggest stadium in Poland
Statue of footballer Gerard Cieślik in Chorzów

Administratively, Chorzów is in the Silesian Voivodeship since 1999, previously Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, the Silesian Voivodeship.

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Silesian Voivodeship

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Voivodeship, or province, in southern Poland, centered on the historic region known as Upper Silesia (Górny Śląsk), with Katowice serving as its capital.

Voivodeship, or province, in southern Poland, centered on the historic region known as Upper Silesia (Górny Śląsk), with Katowice serving as its capital.

Pless Castle in Pszczyna
Katowice is the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship
Jasna Góra in Częstochowa is the holiest Roman Catholic shrine in Poland
Gliwice, one of the oldest cities in Silesia
Bielsko-Biała is a major industrial, transport and touristic hub
Terminal A at Katowice International Airport
Silesian Regional Assembly
Little Beskids Landscape Park

The Voivodeship was created on 1 January 1999 out of the former Katowice, Częstochowa and Bielsko-Biała Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998.

Among these were Katowice (Kattowitz), Rybnik (Rybnik), Pszczyna (Pleß), Wodzisław (Loslau), Żory (Sohrau), Mikołów (Nikolai), Tychy (Tichau), Królewska Huta (Königshütte), Tarnowskie Góry (Tarnowitz), Miasteczko Śląskie (Georgenberg), Woźniki (Woischnik), Lubliniec (Lublinitz), Cieszyn (Teschen), Skoczów (Skotschau), and Bielsko (Bielitz).

Tarnowskie Góry

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Town in Silesia, southern Poland, located in the Silesian Highlands near Katowice.

Town in Silesia, southern Poland, located in the Silesian Highlands near Katowice.

A 1930 plaque commemorating the alleged discovery of the silver deposit in 1490 in the place of the current Florczak House at the Market Square
16th-century Gwareks' bell-tower (Dzwonnica Gwarków) in the town center
Arcade houses at Gliwicka Street, dating back to the 16th century
16th-century Gwarek House, in which in 1744 the first Lutheran service was held after the end of Habsburg rule, as mentioned by pastor Samuel Ludwik Zasadius
Railway station
Fryderyk Smelting Works in interwar Poland
Polish Army barracks in the 1930s
Districts of Tarnowskie Góry
Liberty Square
Municipal office

As of 1999, it is part of Silesian Voivodeship, previously Katowice Voivodeship.

Among the victims were miners, former insurgents and a school principal from nearby Chorzów.

Zabrze

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Industrial city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

Industrial city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

A historic metallurgical building in Zabrze
Typical Jugendstil architecture on Wolności (Liberty) Street in Zabrze
A monument commemorating the fallen in the fight for the liberation of Silesia in the Silesian uprisings and World War II
Ludwik coal mine, closed down in 1978
Districts of Zabrze
Ernest Pohl Stadium, home venue of Górnik Zabrze
Krystian Zimerman
The Dumplings
Wojtek Wolski
Coal Mining Museum
New Theatre
Maciej mine shaft
Main Key Adit
Monument to the Heroes of Monte Cassino
Botanical garden
Upper Silesia Brewery
Admiralspalast Hotel

Before 1999 it was in Katowice Voivodeship.

A road connecting Gliwice and Chorzów and a railway connecting Opole and Świętochłowice were led through Zabrze.

Siemianowice Śląskie

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City in Upper Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice, in its central district in the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis with a population of 2 million people and is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Brynica river (tributary of the Vistula).

City in Upper Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice, in its central district in the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis with a population of 2 million people and is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Brynica river (tributary of the Vistula).

Siemianowice Śląskie in the interbellum

It is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, previously in Katowice Voivodeship, and before then in the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship.

Siemianowice Śląskie borders four cities: Piekary Śląskie, Chorzów, Czeladź and the voivodeship capital Katowice.