Thursday, 29 October 2015

Katowice- my province capital city

30th October 2015
Photos were taken last Thursday.

The Silesian Metropolis (Polish: Metropolia Silesia),] formally Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia (Polish: Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny) is an association of municipalities composed of 14 adjacent cities in the Polish Province of Silesia. The seat of the city council is Katowice, the largest district of the Silesian Metropolis. It is often confused as a term referring the local conurbation in a geographical context, the Katowice Urban Area and Upper Silesian metropolitan area.
The Silesian Metropolis as a Katowice area lies within one of the largest urban areas in European Union. Its population is 2,039,454 (2008),  within an urban zone, with a population of 2,746,460 according to Eurostat] and also part of the widerSilesian metropolitan area, with a population of 5,294,000 according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network.
It was created by a local initiative, and participation was voluntary. The intent to form the union was formally stated by the mayors of the participating cities, who signed a declaration to this effect on 9 January 2006 in Świętochłowice
In 2006 and 2007, the union planned to unite these cities into one entity, "Silesia". from wikipedia


















22 comments:

  1. If two became one down here there would be a dreadful outcry..
    Great autumn colours there.

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  2. Love the fall colors and the sunlight shining through the trees. Neat to see a "Prudential" building as well. Prudential real estate sold our house in Portland, Oregon for us many years ago.

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    1. Bethany now world is the global village so many companies are common ..

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  3. Lovely autumn colours, Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Nancy sunny day is always beautiful

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  4. What a lovely place! Beautiful photos! :)

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  5. Beautiful colours. I had no idea the area was so large and so populated!

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    1. Mitchell this region is overpopulated..

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  6. beautiful fall colors and sunshine!

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    1. Autumn is great when is sunny and hot

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  8. Hi Gosia

    Katowice is quite a metropolis. The apartment buildings all look similar.
    Were they constructed in the Soviet era or prior to the rise of the Solidarity Movement triumph of Lech Walesa?
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin Katowice is a young city about 150 years old. All buildings were constructed in 1970s but the modern buildings are also very high and similar.. This region is very crowded and overpopulated. Katowice were and are rich city based on coal mining in the past and now a lot of European companies are located here.

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  9. The blue skies and Autumn colours are very striking.

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  10. Hi Gosia! Such beautiful fall photos you posted!!

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    1. Thanks and welcome back in blogging world

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