Silesian Voivodeship - escutcheon

Silesian Voivodeship

  • Area: 12,333.1 km2
  • Population: 4 620,624
  • Population density: 370 inhabitants per km2
  • Regional seat: Katowice

Silesian Voivodeship is situated in southern Poland, having its centre on the historic region known as Upper Silesia, and including some areas of Lesser Poland as well. It borders on the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the south. It also shares internal borders with four other Polish voivodeships (Opole, Łódź,Świętokrzyskie, and Lesser Poland). It has by far the highest population density out of all four TRITIA regions.

Silesian voivodeship is an industrial region with its economy traditionaly based on rich sources of coal and minerals. Mining, iron, lead and zinc metallurgy, power industry, engineering, automobile, chemical, building materials and textile are the most important industries in Silesian voivodeship.

Natural beauties of the region are concentrated in its mountains, the Silesian Upland in the centre and north-west, and the Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland in the north-east. The southern border is formed by the Beskidy Mountains (Beskid Śląski and Beskid Żywiecki).

The region has a number of technical heritage memorials, including narrow and standard gauge railways, coal and silver mines, and shafts. Skiing opportunities are concentrated in the Beskidy Mountains with more than 150 ski lifts. 12 cities in Silesian Voivodeship belong to top 40 most-populous Polish cities.

Tourist landmarks in Silesian Voivodeship:

Investment opportunities in Silesian Voivodeship

“Sustainable business” project meetings

The first meetings of the project “Sustainable business” have taken place in Ostrava and Cieszyn.

Local products belong to the marketplace

TRITIA supports home-made products

Meetings of TRITIA bodies have taken place

Supporting cycle tourism in Slovak - Polish borderland

A long-distance cycle route from the Polish town of Bielsko - Biala to the Slovak town of Martin does not lose its attractiveness.