Dynamic, multicultural and open to changes – that is the face of Katowice
Nowadays, Katowice with the population of 300,000 residents is a city of dynamic transformations, open to changes, attracting young people who associate their future with the city. In the first place it is them to who the city authorities address their projects of social and town planning reconstruction.
The city whose origin goes back but to the nineteenth century prides on the possession of numerous objects registered as historical monuments. Among them there are stand out art nouveaux tenements in the city centre, neo-baroque and Neo-Gothic buildings with architectural details restored with reverence, as well as the workers' housing estates in the Giszowiec and Nikiszowiec quarters that constitute examples of unique architecture.
Katowice is the heart of one of the largest population centres in Europe. Along with the neighbouring towns and cities it constitutes a huge market to be developed by economic subjects, and it is from the economic viewpoint that Katowice has a great future ahead. The present authorities of the city take care of developing a favourable background for investments. Katowice is considered to be one of the best developed Polish cities in terms of a modern infrastructure involving traffic systems, preparing land for investments, water supply, sewage disposal system and appropriate environment for economy in the form of housing undergoing the development process, sporting and recreational facilities, commercial facilities, catering industry, modern cinema halls, libraries, museums, etc. It is worth mentioning that 45% of the area in Katowice is covered by forests and greenfields including 2 nature reserves. Everybody can appreciate values of our city's natural environment during a long cycle tour of signposted routes.
Interesting facts about the city
1. Location in the centre of the vast urbanized area, the Katowice Agglomeration with 2 million people, easy access by plane & train
2. The capital city of Silesia
3. Strong academic centre – 29 universities in the Katowice Agglomeration
4. Presence of many foreign investors