The Katowice urban area, also known as the Upper Silesian urban area, is an urban area/conurbation in southern Poland. It is located in the Silesian Voivodeship and in a small part of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The Katowice urban area is the largest urban area in Poland and one of the largest in the European Union.
Its population is about 2.7 million. The Katowice urban area covers the majority of the population and area of the Katowice metropolitan area (a population of between 3 million and 3.5 million) and is part of the Silesian metropolitan area, which has a population of 5,294,000 people. Also this is part of Silesian metropolitan region (Katowice-Kraków metropolitan region), which has a population of about 7 million with among others Kraków metropolitan area.
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