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Katowice (pronounce: [katɔ'vʲitsɛ], also known as Kattowitz in German) is a city in Poland. It is in the south of Poland in the historical region called Silesia on Kłodnica and Rawa river. It received city rights in 1865. Between 1953 and 1956 Katowice had the name Stalinogród - "Stalin City". It was given by the polish communists. There are about 315,123 people living there. The mayor of the city is Marcin Krupa. For a long period of time the city was ruled by Germans, as it was a part of Germany until 1918. There is a little airport called Airport Muchowiec. There are both modern and old buildings in Katowice. It was the center of the coal mining and metallurgy.
Famous people from KatowiceEdit
- Woźniczka, Zygmunt (6 March 2014). "Katowice zniknęły. Powstał Stalinogród. To już 61 lat". Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
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- The Municipal Council of Katowice Archived 2005-09-12 at the Wayback Machine
- The Commercial Website of Katowice
- Katowice, Silesia Archived 2020-04-23 at the Wayback Machine
- A webcam view of Katowice Archived 2005-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Hotel in Katowice Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Tram in Katowice