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:
- Mining industry (more than a dozen active coal mines, mainly as Katowicki Holding Węglowy and Kompania Węglowa)
- Iron and steel industry (more than a dozen active iron and nonferrous metals)
- Transport industry (example General Motors Manufacturing Poland and Fiat Auto Poland, Konstal, Bumar Łabędy)
- The energy industry (more than a dozen power plants and power plants)
- Mechanical engineering
- Chemical industry
The photo was taken yesterday . It is only 1 km from my apartment.