Rybnik Coal Area ( pl|Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy, ''ROW'') is an industrial region in southern Poland
["''Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy''"]
- PWN Encyclopedia
It is located in the Silesian Voivodeship
in a basin between the Vistula
rivers, sited on the Rybnik Plateau
( pl|Płaskowyż Rybnicki) between Katowice
) to the north and Ostrava
on the south-west. Part a Silesian metropolitan area
populated by 5,294,000 people
[European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON)]
and Silesian metropolitan region
populated by about 7 million. According to scientific description by Paweł Swianiewicz and Urszula Klimska this area have 507,000 people,"''Społeczne i polityczne zróżnicowanie aglomeracji w Polsce''"
- Paweł Swianiewicz, Urszula Klimska; University of Warsaw 2005 according to European Spatial Planning Observation Network - 634,000 people (525,000
+ 109,000 by Racibórz). Area: about 1,300 km².
Adjacent main cities and statistics (30.06.2009):
["''Population. Size and structure by territorial division''"]
- Central Statistical Office of Poland, 2009, ISSN 1734-6118
Adjacent county (powiat) and statistics (30.06.2009):
* Metropolitan areas in Poland
*Upper Silesian Industrial Region
Rybnik Area on ''maps.google.com''
Category:Metropolitan areas of Poland
Category:Mining in Poland