A report on Metropolis GZM

Metropolitan union composed of 41 contiguous 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

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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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City in the Silesia region of southern Poland, near Katowice.

City in the Silesia region of southern Poland, near Katowice.

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.

DTŚ in the Katowice city center

Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa

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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).

Gliwice

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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 175,102 permanent residents as of 2021.

Świętochłowice

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City with powiat rights in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

City with powiat rights in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

Pre-war Silesian Insurgent Monument, destroyed by the Germans during the occupation of Poland
Świętochłowice within the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union.
Subdivisions of Świętochłowice.
Teodor Peterek
Gerda Bryłka
Silesian Uprisings Museum
Town Hall
Church of St. John the Baptist
Former mine and steelwork headquarters

It is also the central district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union metropolis, with a population of 2 million, and is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Rawa River (tributary of the Vistula).

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

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

Ruda Śląska

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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

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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).

Mysłowice

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City in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

City in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice.

Mysłowice town hall
Museum of Firefighting in Mysłowice
Performance by Myslovitz. The band take their name from their hometown.

It is located in the south district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union in the Silesian Highlands, on the Przemsza and Brynica rivers (tributaries of the Vistula).

Sosnowiec

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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.