Katowice is located in Upper Silesia, which means it's changed hands many times in its long history. Originally inhabited by ethnic Silesians, it was ruled by the Polish Piast dynasty before falling into Czech hands in 1335, and then into the Hapsburg domain in 1526. The city of Katowice was founded in the 19th century, gaining city status in 1865. The city has a long history of being a multi-ethnic city, and its inhabitants consisted mainly of Poles, Germans, Jews, and Silesians. After the Industrial Revolution, the city became one of the largest centre of coal and steel production, and to this day is known as an industrial centre of Poland.
|Roadworks.... next to the Saucer.|
|The Silesian Insurgents' Monument.The Monument which symbolizes Three Silesian Uprisings. The monument was funded by the people of Warsaw for Upper Silesia.|
|The small park in the heart of busy city|
|The Cubus Hotel|
|University Campus The University of Silesia in Katowice conducts education and research. It offers undergraduate and masters programs, PhD studies, as well as postgraduate, postdoctoral research - habilitation, continuous education and training programs.|
University of Silesia in Katowice has facilities in five cities in theregion: Katowice, Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów and Rybnik. The majority of facilities are in Katowice; the main campus is in Katowice city center.
The university is in the center of a highly urbanized and ethnically complex region — the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia. Heavy industry is a significant influence, and ecological challenges are formidable. The university tries to maintain close links with local industries and Silesian traditions.
Department of Biology and Environmental Protection, Katowice
Comparing to my city Katowice is very very young but I love this busy, crazy city Because my private life is city-based.
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