Katowice is the largest city in terms of population of the Upper Silesian conurbation. Depending on the adopted assumptions it varies from 2.2 million to 3.5 million people.
Katowice itself is currently inhabited by around 297 thousand people. Katowice until 1865 was a village. The intensive development preceding the acquisition of city rights began thanks to the introduction of the Berlin railway, leading to Myslowice, in 1846. Katowice has its roots in mining and metallurgy. However, currently, after changes in industry in terms of employment, they do not differ from other European cities.
After the revitalization of post-mining zones, they appear as one of the leading cultural and business centers in Poland. Maybe therefore Katowice "for a change" This is the slogan that the city invites investors and visitors.
One of the hallmarks of Katowice is Spodek, a spectacular sports hall that looks like ... a space saucer. Although it was established in 1971, it is still an attractive place for unprecedented events. It is here that the largest cultural and sports events take place in Poland, including concerts of world music stars.
Spodek is part of the Culture Zone, comprising cultural and entertainment facilities: the International Congress Center, the new headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the new Silesian Museum, located on the site of the former Katowice Coal Mine (the main part with the exhibition is located under the surface of the earth).
Just as Lodz has its own Piotrkowska Street, Katowice has Mariacka Street, a promenade tempting with outdoor events and concerts.
Trade, services and gastronomy are present in all traditional and modern forms, both in the streets, as well as shopping malls or small local stores. Shopping centers tempt customers with attractions not only for shopping, but also entertainment in accordance with the common trend that they are also meeting places.
When analyzing Katowice in view of opening a store or a service or gastronomic outlet, it should be noted that we are dealing with a very well connected city within the Silesian agglomeration, as well as with other cities and countries (thanks to the railway and the Pyrzowice airport). This is undoubtedly a strong asset of this location. Add to this the fact that the city is strongly focused on the promotion of international fairs and you can expect interest from tourists visiting Katowice as well as the influx of new companies.
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