Katowice Voivodeship

Katowice Voivodeship (Polish: województwo katowickie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1975–1998, superseded by the Silesian Voivodeship. Its capital city was Katowice.

Major cities and towns: (population in 1995):

  • Katowice (354,200);
  • Sosnowiec (249,000);
  • Bytom (227,600);
  • Gliwice (214,000);
  • Zabrze (201,600);
  • Ruda Śląska (166,300);
  • Rybnik (144,300);
  • Tychy (133,900);
  • Dąbrowa Górnicza (130,900);
  • Chorzów (125,800);
  • Jastrzębie Zdrój (103,500);
  • Jaworzno (98,500);
  • Mysłowice (80,000);
  • Siemianowice Śląskie (78,100);
  • Wodzisław Śląski (68,600);
  • Tarnowskie Góry (67,200);
  • Piekary Śląskie (67,200);
  • Żory (66,300);
  • Racibórz (65,100);
  • Będzin (63,100);
  • Świętochłowice (59,600);
  • Zawiercie (56,300);
  • Knurów (44,200);
  • Chrzanów (42,100);
  • Olkusz (40,500);
  • Mikołów (38,900);
  • Czeladź (36,600);
  • Czechowice-Dziedzice (35,600);
  • Pszczyna (34,600);
  • Czerwionka-Leszczyny (30,100);
  • Rydułtowy (24,100);
  • Łaziska Górne (23,000);
  • Bieruń (22,100);
  • Pyskowice (21,900);
  • Trzebinia (20,000);
  • Brzeszcze (12,441).

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