Central part of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region - Upper Silesian Metropolis.
The location of Katowice in Poland

The Upper Silesian Industrial Region (Polish: Górnośląski Okręg Przemysłowy, pronounced [gurnɔˈɕlɔ̃skʲi ˌɔkrɛŋk pʂɛmɨˈswɔvɨ], Polish abbreviation: GOP [gɔp]; German: Oberschlesisches Industriegebiet) is a large industrial region in Poland.[1] It lies mainly in the Silesian Voivodeship,[1] 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 (Polish: Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy, ROW)[1] and west borders with the Ostrava urban area. Covers 3,200 km² and about 3 million people.[1]

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:[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e (in Polish) "Górnośląski Okręg Przemysłowy" - PWN Encyclopedia


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