A city under the jurisdiction of a county in southern Poland, the seat of Bosnian Silesian. One of the most important regions of the Upper Silesian Industrial District and the largest in terms of population, the town of the Upper Silesian conurbation. They lie on the main routes and interchanges as well as rail. In the nearby Pyrzowice there is an international airport Katowice - Pyrzowice. The population is 298,111 people, the area of Katowice is 164.64 square kilometers.
The most important monuments:
- Monument to Silesian Insurgents
- Wyspianski Theatre
- Church of St. Mary
- Archpriest of Christ the King
- Silesia City Center
- Chorzow Park