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Biggest Cities In Poland

Poland's national capital city of Warsaw has more than 3 million metro residents, which amounts to around 8% of the nation's population.

Warsaw

Warsaw is the largest and the capital city of Poland. It is located in east-central Poland and has a metro population of 3,310, 883. It is Poland’s leading tourist attraction and home to thousands of multinationals. Warsaw experiences a humid continental with a mean annual temperature of 8.5° Celsius (47.3° Fahrenheit). The gradual increase in population is causing a problem in the provision of social amenities.

Katowice

Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland. It has a metro population of 2,710,397. It is known for science, culture, and industries. It experiences temperate-continental climate with a mean annual temperature of 8.2° Celsius (29° Fahrenheit).Rapid development led to a boom in population that resulted in transport problems.

Krakow

Krakow is the second largest city proper in Poland and the third largest metropolitan area in the country with a metro population of 1,725,894. Krakow experiences an oceanic climate with a mean annual temperature of 8.7° Celsius (48° Fahrenheit). In 2000, it was named the official European center of culture by the European Union. Similar to other cities in Poland, it is facing transport problems due to overpopulation.

Lodz

Lodz is the third largest city in Poland with a metro population of 1,428,600. It experiences a humid continental climate with an annual mean climate of 8.7° Celsius (48° Fahrenheit). In the recent past, the city was more focused on the production of textiles, though it is currently more well known for its technological industries. The city faces a problem of poor infrastructure and poor living conditions.

Poznan

Poznan is located in central-west Poland and has a population of 1,400,000. Poznan experiences a transition of humid continental and oceanic climate. Poznan is a cultural city known for its renaissance buildings. The city has one the best transport systems in Poland but faces a problem with the provision of social amenities.

Wroclaw

Wroclaw is located in western Poland and has a metro population of 1,164,600. It is classified as a "global city", with some of the best living conditions in Poland. It experiences a humid continental climate with a mean annual temperature of approximately 9.8° Celsius (51° Fahrenheit). It is home to many manufacturing and technological companies. The population growth rate is 10% in a decade.

Gdansk

Gdansk is a city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea, and has a metro population of 1,080,700. It experiences an oceanic climate with a mean annual temperature of 8.7° Celsius (48° Fahrenheit). The main economic activities are shipbuilding, petrochemical, and food processing. The city is facing competition from other shipbuilding companies in Europe.

Szczecin

Szczecin is Poland’s seventh largest city with a metro population of 777,000. The city is located on the shore of Baltic Sea and experiences oceanic climate. It is known for its architecturally unique style. It is known for its cultural centers and local cuisines. The city is known for unique architectural styles.

Lublin

Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland with a population of 664,000. Lublin experiences a humid continental climate. It is a regional center of information and computer technologies (ICT) and vehicle assembly manufacturing. Lublin is also regarded as a regional cultural capital. In 2010, it was nominated as the "European Capital of Culture".

Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz is located in Northern Poland. It is Poland’s eighth largest city, with a metro population of 470,285. The city experiences a continental climate. It is known for its financial and insurance services. Bydgoszcz is Poland’s capital of cultural music. It is well served with a reliable transport system.

The Biggest Cities In Poland

RankBiggest Cities in PolandMetro Population
1Warsaw3,105,883
2Katowice (Kattowitz)-Silesian Metropolis2,710,397
3Krakow
1,725,894
4Lodz
1,428,600
5Poznan (Posen)
1,400,000
6Wroclaw (Breslau or Vratislav)
1,164,600
7Gdansk (Danzig)
1,080,700
8Szczecin (Stettin)
777,000
9Lublin
664,000
10Bydgoszcz (Bromberg)
470,285

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