Metropolis GZM

Association of composed of 41 adjacent municipalities in the Silesian Voivodeship of Poland.

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A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time

Katowice

Capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship in southern Poland, and the central city of the Upper Silesian metropolitan area.

Capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship in southern Poland, and the central city of the Upper Silesian metropolitan area.

A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time
Baildon steelworks, 19th century
Katowice in the 1930s
Parachute Tower, one of the symbols of the Polish Defense of Katowice
3 Maja Street is one of the main promenades in the city
Katowice International Conference Centre, built in 2015
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Cathedral of Christ the King, seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Katowice
The Great Synagogue in Katowice was destroyed by the German Nazis during the invasion of Poland on 4 September 1939
Plac Grunwaldzki in Koszutka under construction, 1950s
Modernist Osiedle Gwiazdy built in late 1970s and the light cubes of the New Silesian Museum
Scientific Information Center and Academic Library
KTW towers under construction, 2021
Nikiszowiec, a historic workers' housing estate
Spodek, a multipurpose arena from 1971
Galeria Katowicka shopping center
Silesia City Center – a large shopping mall in Katowice. Located over former coal mine "Gottwald"
High-rise buildings in Śródmieście, the most urbanized part of the city
A historical townhouse on the corner of Stawowa and Mickiewicz Streets
Las Murckowski
Silesian Library in Katowice
University of Silesia in Katowice – Faculty of Theology
Pesa Twist tram in Katowice
City by bike bicycles in Józefowiec district
Katowice Central Station
Spanish fans at the EuroBasket 2009 in Katowice
2012 FIVB Volleyball World League match in Katowice
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Wojciech Kilar
Kazimierz Kutz

Katowice is a central part of the Metropolis GZM, with a population of 2.3 million, and a part of a larger Upper Silesian metropolitan area that extends into the Czech Republic and has a population of 5-5.3 million people.

Chorzów

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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

Chorzów is one of the central cities of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union – a metropolis with a population of 2 million.

Zabrze

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

The west district of the Silesian Metropolis, a metropolis with a population of around 2 million.

Gliwice

City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

Medieval fortified Old Saint Bartholomew church, one of the oldest structures of Gliwice
An 1863 Polish plaque at the Town Hall commemorating Polish King John III Sobieski to 200th anniversary of the Battle of Vienna
Coat of arms of Gleiwitz
The present Administrative Court building in the 1920s
Gliwice Radio Tower
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry
Main train station
Gliwice Arena multi-purpose indoor arena with a seating capacity of 13,752
Districts of Gliwice
Jerzy Buzek
Lukas Podolski
Adam Zagajewski

Gliwice is the westernmost city of the Upper Silesian metropolis, a conurbation of 2.0 million people, and is the third-largest city of this area, with 177,049 permanent residents as of 2020.

DTŚ in the Katowice city center

Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa

Controlled-access highway in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

Controlled-access highway in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

DTŚ in the Katowice city center

The DTŚ runs most of its course parallel to the A4 motorway but, unlike the A4, the DTŚ provides access to the congested centers of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union with 26 junctions (A4 has 6 junctions in the comparable section).

Bytom

City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

Kosciuszko Square in the 1890s
Polish Gymnasium in Bytom in the 1930s
The Sleeping Lion at Bytom's Market Square
Building of IV Secondary School in Bytom
Districts of Bytom.
Agora Bytom shopping centre
A Pesa Twist tram in Bytom
Tenement house on Weber's Street
Silesian Opera
Kraszewski Street in Bytom
Townhouses on Jainty Street
Bobrek power station in the 1930s
Bytom city hall
thumb|St. Hyacinth's Church – an example of Neo-Romantic architecture in Bytom
Plac Akademicki – public square
Holy Trinity Church

In 2007, Bytom and its neighbours created the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, the largest urban centre in Poland.

Ruda Śląska

City in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

City in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

St. Paul the Apostle Church
Wawel Community Centre
Holy Trinity Church
Liberty Street in Ruda Śląska

It is a district in the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, a metropolis with a population of two million.

Siemianowice Śląskie

Siemianowice Śląskie in the interbellum

Siemianowice Śląskie also known as Siemianowice (Siemianowitz-Laurahütte; ) is a 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).

Sosnowiec

Sosnowiec within the Silesian Metropolis, 2012
Sielecki Castle
St. Joachim's Church
Schön Palace in Sosnowiec
Public execution of Poles in 1939 by the Germans in German-occupied Poland during World War II
Liquidation of the Sosnowiec Ghetto in 1943 by the Germans during World War II
Hotel Centrum
Faculty of Earth Science, University of Silesia
Sielecki Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dietel Palace
University of Silesia in Katowice - Faculty of Computer and Materials Science

Sosnowiec is an industrial city county in the Dąbrowa Basin of southern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodeship, which is also part of the Silesian Metropolis municipal association.

Tychy

City in Silesia in southern Poland, approximately 20 km south of Katowice.

City in Silesia in southern Poland, approximately 20 km south of Katowice.

St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Stare Tychy district
Memorial to Poles murdered by the Germans in the last public execution in Tychy on September 22, 1944
Osiedle A in Tychy, built in the 1950s
Brewery in Tychy on the right, Tyskie Brewing Museum on the left
Two trolleybuses at Tychy railway station
Muzeum Miniaturowej Sztuki Profesjonalnej Henryk Jan Dominiak in Tychy
street Żwakowska 8/66, 43-100 Tychy
tourist region: Upper Silesian Agglomeration.
Tychy Winter Stadium, home to GKS Tychy ice hockey club
GKS Tychy celebrating the Polish championship in 2018
Tychy City Stadium, home to the GKS Tychy football club
Silesian Uprisings Monument
City Hall in Tychy
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Old railway building at the old brewery
Cooperative bank in the city centre
Stefan Rowecki monument
Hotel Piramida
Park Łabędzi
Paprocany Lake
Paprocany Lake

Tychy is also one of the founding cities of the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia, a pan-Silesian economic and political union formed with the eventual aim of bringing the most populous Silesian areas under a single administrative body.