Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Upper Silesia Industrial Region

26th April 2106

The Upper Silesian Industrial Region  German: Oberschlesisches Industriegebiet) is a large industrial region in Poland. It lies mainly in the Silesian Voivodeship, centered on Katowice.
It is situated in the northern part of Upper Silesian Coal Basin a home of altogether 5 million people (Silesian metropolitan area), the southwest border of the Rybnik Coal Area  and west borders with the Ostrava urban area. Covers 3,200 km² and about 3 million people.
The Upper Silesian Industrial Region is located in the province of Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in southern Poland in a basin between the Vistula and Oder rivers.
Upper Silesian Industrial Region is an area with enormous concentration of industry. Dominates here:

 
The photo was taken yesterday . It is only 1 km from my apartment.

6 comments:

  1. The industrial area is very near your apartment. The industries will have jobs for many.

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  2. Quite an industrial area and sure looks bleak from your photo.
    Plenty of history attached to the two rivers bordering the region - the Vistula and the Oder.
    Colin

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  3. Some industrial areas are pretty polluted with smoke, etc. Hope that's not the case for you, although it does look a bit gray.

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  4. Looks like a rainbow trying to break through.

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