Since 1999 Katowice is the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship. Previously, it was the capital of the Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Katowice is the main city of the Upper Silesian Industry Area and the most populous member of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union. Its population is 317,220 (2006) within a greater metropolitan area populated by 3,487,000 people (2004).
Katowice is one of the most rapidly developing Polish metropolises.
The former capital of the Polish heavy industry has been transformed into a modern municipal organism throughout the last decade. No wonder Katowice is reputed to be one of the most attractive investment areas in Eastern Europe.
If you are seeking an attractive place for doing business you should immediately visit Katowice.