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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.


  1. A lot of industry there then.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. Looks like a rainbow trying to break through.